WebTalkGuys Radio Show

A recent CARP ruling and how it affects streaming media.

Internet Webcasters, particularly the smaller companies, will find it tougher to turn a profit than they’d hoped because of pending music royalty rates.
This Saturday the local radio and Webcast technology show, WebTalkGuys Radio, will talk with Streaming Media Executive & International Webcaster Association (IWA) founder Dan Rayburn on KLAY-AM (1180). Rayburn will discuss the controversial recommendation by the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP).
The U.S. Copyright Office recently ended years of haggling between Webcasters and the recording industry by declaring that Webcasters would pay .0014 cents per use of every song. CARP has proposed a retroactive fee dating back to October 1998 and a per-listener per-song fee that will effectively bankrupt independent Webcasters. The CARP proposal, if passed, will take effect on or about May 21, 2002.
Hosts Rob and Dana Greenlee and Internet consultant Pat Scanlon will also explore the irony that Internet radio listening is up 99 percent since January 2002.
Also slated for the show is a discussion of a recent study that the world’s government online services are improving, and how politicians may not be able to reclaim their own name as a Web site domain if it is owned by someone else.
The show hosts will also explore the latest Media Metrix report ranking the top Web and digital media properties.
Scanlon will also discuss the upcoming Tacoma Entrepreneur Network (TEN) forum. The group is a strategic alliance between the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, and the Tacoma Technology Consortium. Its first forum will be May 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m., in the Tacoma Club.
WebTalkGuys can be heard locally on KLAY 1180 AM Saturdays at 11 a.m. It is also broadcast on the radio in San Francisco/San Jose, Boston and over the XM Satellite Radio Network Channel 130.
It is Webcast on the Internet on demand from www.webtalkguys.com and via the wireless web on NexTel cell phones. It streams live on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. over www.cnetradio.com.

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