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I think you and I are on the same page about most of this but remember that the FCC and the Part 15 rules do not involve copyrights. No one who housecasts should be worried about this but it seems that there are a lot who want to community cast. My understanding is that bars, restaurants, wedding DJs, and any other business which exposes their patrons to copyrighted material is liable for a royalty and I wonder if someone who provides this ability to service listeners through “community casting” would fall under the same legal requirements. This is where it gets sticky and laws are generally written so that they can be interpreted to include any use of music or copyrighted material even to the extent of personal listening on headphones (I will fight that one!).
My comments in the previous post had to do with your check list. You may well be correct that the “no” answer to all five points would give an exemption, but I doubt that that is the case.