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Offline Phillip Dampier

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Here We Go Again... Copyright Royalties
« on: August 17, 2008, 02:54:09 pm »
Once again, the Copyright Royalty Tribunal is up to no good again with another deadline approaching in the negotiations over copyright royalties for music played on Internet radio stations.  This impacts on our own BBM Radio/Live 365 arrangement.

I have spent the last week researching taking BBM Radio offshore if this happens and have an arrangement to re-launch the station on a server in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kiev, Ukraine, or Victoria, BC Canada, outside of the reach of the greedy US royalty people.  I am not sure which of these we'd exactly end up on yet, but I do have a plan to keep us going if any plugs get pulled in the USA on Live 365.  We'd then pay royalties under one of the other three countries' royalty agreements.

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Re: Here We Go Again... Copyright Royalties
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2008, 03:08:45 pm »
I have spent the last week researching taking BBM Radio offshore if this happens and have an arrangement to re-launch the station on a server in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kiev, Ukraine, or Victoria, BC Canada, outside of the reach of the greedy US royalty people. 


Jeez, I'm so happy I don't have to deal with all the legal (and the technical) stuff around here.
Thank you Phillip for all your efforts! And John of course!

I hope there will be an acceptable agreement with the Copyright Royalty Tribunal so you won't have to go the offshore way.

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Re: Here We Go Again... Copyright Royalties
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 12:07:08 pm »
Does this mean we can get rid of the JC Penny commercials?   :D

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Re: Here We Go Again... Copyright Royalties
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 12:46:02 pm »
At least they are classier than the prescription drug abuse PSAs!  People must wonder if we're overrun with Vicodin pill freaks....
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Re: Here We Go Again... Copyright Royalties
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 02:36:19 pm »
At least they are classier than the prescription drug abuse PSAs!  People must wonder if we're overrun with Vicodin pill freaks....

Unfortunately, alot of America is... 

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Re: Here We Go Again... Copyright Royalties
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 04:03:32 pm »
Is it safe to go back to Brokeback radio again??
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Re: Here We Go Again... Copyright Royalties
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008, 12:50:16 pm »
Is it safe to go back to Brokeback radio again??

Yes FRiend, BBM Radio is "on the air" and as good as ever!  :)