"The new rates inexplicably break with the longstanding tradition of recognizing public radio's non-commercial, non-profit role, while the procedures we're being asked to now undertake for measurement are non-existent, arbitrary and costly," said NPR's vice president for communications, Andi Sporkin, in a statement. "In its decision, the Board has attempted to equate public radio with commercial radio, which we are not. Instead, public radio is driven by a public service mission on behalf of underserved and unserved audiences; in our internet music efforts, those audiences include both listeners and the music community that seeks public radio to reach those listeners. We hope the Board will reconsider."
Pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter.
"Oh my God! They have a shit-load of Cockapoo stuff!" -Jennifer's greatest quote... ever.
I agree as well. Amid a bunch of things that bother me about the webcast royalties, the thing that absolutely bothers me the most is that the fees can be retroactively charged back to 2006. That is absolute garbage. And, the mechanism by which they are determining the fees seems ill defined. The ruling itself is ridiculous enough on its own. The retroactive fees are just piling on the idiocy.
"Teach children that they have great potential because they are human." -Warrior
As of 2/28/05: 101 pounds since December 7, 2004 OFFICIAL THREE-MONTH COUNT: 112 pounds on March 9, 2005 OFFICIAL SIX-MONTH COUNT: 142 pounds on June 8, 2005 OFFICIAL ONE YEAR COUNT: 187 pounds on December 7, 2005 As of 2/27/06: 202 pounds "I've lost a heavyweight" As of 7/31/06: 224 pounds
True, but I guess at least this is a step in the right direction. An email he sent out tonight made it clear, at least from my interpretation, that he plans on just playing the "it's a state issue" card, rather than doing anything: