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+ - Future of Netradio may depend on DRM adoption->

Submitted by Bearhouse
Bearhouse (1034238) writes "ars technica reports that the planned tripling of royalties for US-based net radios may be postponed, but at a price. From the article, "SoundExchange has offered to cap the $500 per channel minimum fee at $50,000 per year for webcasters who agree to provide more detailed reporting of the music that they play and work to stop users from engaging in 'streamripping' — turning Internet radio performances into a digital music library,". Could this mean a return to 'pirate radio', with sites moving offshore?"
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Future of Netradio may depend on DRM adoption

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