Tuesday, June 25th, 2002 from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff
Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ
Pavlicek; have another strange and wonderful show lined up tonight
on The Linux Show!!
Segment One- The News. We will cover
THE HOT NEWS of the last few weeks tonight. In
particular, we will talk about the risk being taken by Lindows, and
Peru's congressman Villanueva's coordinated effort with Argentina,
Spain, France and Mexico to legislate Linux and Open Source in
Segment Two- The end of an Era Wake up folks
you have just been screwed!
Tonight we are sad to inform you of a change to The Linux Show.
Last Thursday the Librarian of the Library of Congress, in the
excercise of authority to to settle arbitration road blocks, fixed
prices on an industry group and thus established a new cost for
broadcasters. This new cost is ONLY levied on
those who are Webcasters. The process in this case
is called a CARP or Copyright Aribitration Royalty
Panel. If the Panel can not come up with a working formula, then
the Librarian is empowered to set the prices as he or she sees
This proceeding was to "obstensibly" provide a new income stream
to artists. However, the money passes through the hands of the
recording industry first, and then the recording artists label, and
then it gets to the artist in a diluted form. In essence,
This fee is a Welfare Program for the Recording
The main stream broadcast industry was able to get themselves
excluded from this fee. So, this fee preserves the status quo
within the broadcasting industry, by putting a fee on the backs of
the only serious competition that broadcast has seen come along in
years. So, this fee is also a Welfare Program for the OLD
Had OLD non-innovative broadcasters been subject to this same
fee structure, a radio station would have to pay the recording
industry a fee amounting to greater than their collective
advertising revenues. Examine as an example a radio station in a
secondary market that has 100,000 average listeners per hour, would
generate fees in excess of $6,750,000.00 per year. This would
cripple the broadcast industry, and therefore was NOT approved.
However, this identicle level of fees was assessed to webcasters.
So, if you did not sit on your laurals, and tried to
innovate in new technologies, you get punished for it. The
status quo gets rewarded.
This means the death of the Webcasting Industry as we know it.
Freedom of CHOICE has been taken away from you by the recording
industry again. Just like the artificial $16.95 retail cost
of a CD that was created by the recording industry is a constant
screw job on the consumer, you have once again been screwed by the
imposition of CARP.
So, today The Linx Show announces our last show
using our present format. From this day forward we WILL NOT play
music by any artist or song writer, that does not provide Music on
a OPEN basis.
If you are in a band or represent an artist, please contact us
asap to be added to our play list. Please join us
on the show, and check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com
Remember tune in at 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et. NOTE: we
are now on Daylight Saving Time in the US.
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