I hate it.
Before I even go on ranting about what they did this time, can I ask how manny times we have made threads in here about how law makers screw over us individuals in support of big bisness?
...!@#$ it, I dont even wanna think about it.....
Anyways, Iv been listening to japan-a-radio for a long time now. I enjoyed their internet-radio. But now, the front page of their website warns us of a possable future. That a bill being passed will force internet radio braudcasters to use this shitty non-opensource and expencive crap by MS and/or RealMedia. wtf! This is only a ploy to force the little ppl to spend big bucks on things in order to broudcast. Why cant ppl just use open source free things?!?
Here's a quote from the website
A new bill introduced into the U.S. Senate punishes Satellite Radio for allowing their customers FAIR USE Recording of their content, and will kill Internet Radio broadcasting, forcing webcasters to use expensive DRM-laden formats like Windows Media and RealAudio. This bill is identified by it's number, S. 2644, Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2006, or dubbed the "PERFORM Act".
Please stop this from happening! Please write to your senators and representitives and ask them to oppose the "PERFORM Act". Please do this now! Don't wait!
Link to the act (gpo.gov): S.2644 (PERFORM Act)
News Stories regarding The PERFORM ACT
EFF News Story