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I saw this post a while ago and came back all set to chime in, only to find that radiopilot and wkb1690 had already made my argument…
Which I am not sad to see, as I think the argument is a good one. My hat is off to them for making it.
I don’t know what it is. Do the composer/publisher groups (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) not have a clue, or do they certainly have a clue and don’t care?
What’s really sad is that until 1978, radio nonprofits paid no royalties. Of course, seeing as how the concept of “nonprofit” has been abused, it wasn’t too hard for the content cartel to extend their rent-seeking.
My position is this:
1. If I can ever get into a position of being able to put up some Part 15 stuff (hope, hope), it will likely be primarily for my own experimentation and will be on my nickle.
2. As such, I’m not going to pay for the pleasure of putting any modulation on the wave.
Providence grant that we return to the original “allowable unauthorized use” test of US copyright jurisprudence, namely “transformative use, promoting the advancement of science and useful arts.”
End another rant…