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I am an internet radio broadcaster and I have been paying Royalties through StreamLicensing from day 1. I can tell you that many of us law abiding internet stations have been harassed more so then the Pirates. one case scenario I have good friends who have been using Radioloyalty as there stream host. now Radioloyalty requires listeners to stream through there web player. what is interesting is that even though the broadcasters we’re paying royalties sound exchange was giving them a hassle because they wanted their website to open up stream licensing pop up player when you click listen live. some stations even legal ones were threatened with a lawsuit from B m I. this is an outrage. this is not always technically easy. so many stations had to stop using Radioloyalty and use either and Icecast server or shoutcast server to broadcast. Thank God DJC media an ad insertion solution that is compatible with any prayer. now there seems to be issues with stations being listed on directories such as TuneIn radio. the RIAA cronies want the directory sites to pay royalties on top of the broadcasters for every song played and for each listener listening. this is what’s known as double dipping. they’re getting paid by the broadcaster and for the website listing your station. this might end small web broadcasters in the USA. however there are some of us who are fighting this nonsense and it was what was in the Constitution earlier when Americans where made to pay taxes twice for the same sing. so in short just because you run and Internet station does not mean lower risk. unless you run on a off shore server broadcast to that server with a VPN and hope no one finds you. America is got corruption in government. lobbyists who have millions of dollars wwin the decisions of officials who make the rules. so sometimes when we have a corrupt system we have to risk our lives and overthrow it. because it’s not getting any better. worst com to worse have A Micro Broadcast Transmitter with A bluetooth receiver that transmit and can be hid then you could transmit and if some idiot harasses you well you might lose the Transmitter for is not really at your house. me I’m not going to do that. instead I’m going to operate and try to play nice. bet I’m prepared for craziness if necessary and will take anything I deem necessary to deal with injustice. because enough is enough.