internet radio - broadcast without incurring royalty fees

Adam Shostack adam at
Fri Oct 25 07:18:05 PDT 2002

On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 02:37:32AM +0100, Adam Back wrote:

| Seems to me this would pass current IP laws because it is like a radio
| station which broadcast the name of a song and the user is expected to
| insert the CD in his player and play along to keep up with the
| commentary, only automated and with open APIs for the "load and play
| this CD track" instructions so people can hook it up to whatever is
| convenient to them.

Sounds like it will sound like contributory infringement and 100k in
legal costs to RIAA.  Happy fun court is not amused.

But I am.

"It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once."

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