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well you know as well as i do what the legal status and intent of part 15 is. this has not changed since the 50’s. theoreticly if they can go after you for a rangemaster then they can go after you for using an FM modulator to listen to your ipod in your car. there are already laws on the books covering the using of music in a bussiness environment. we should not help them strip our fair use rights any furthur. if you are running multiple tx’s or running from commercial property or from an in home business that is one thing and there are laws covering this. what they are trying to do is bypass congress and make new law on there own by trying to charge the average hobbyist who’s playing radio in his own home just because by chance a neigboor might pick up the signal.
i listen to my radi oin the shower and sing in the shower. a neigboor might hear me, should i pay royalties.
These are not real radio stations in the eyes of the law and need to be treated as such by BMI. if we keep calling them up and telling them you want to pay just because your able to afford it and want to play big shot radio, your digging the graves of people who can not afford to pay $200.00/yr. and eventually $600.00 a year when the other 2 figure they can get in on the act.
it’s ridiculus and ind it utterly stupid that people who do this as a hobby and get no money from it would blindly pay them.
if we don’t put up a fight now we will be screwed later and there will be nothing that can be done about it.
Rev. Robert P. Chrysafis
Universal Life Ministries