[Icecast] Legal issues for non-profit radio stations.
ml at imux.net
Tue Oct 18 21:22:37 UTC 2005
> we were are talking about the situation in the UK.
> more info about all this here for UK folks:
> the Community Media Association is currently lobbying for a blanket
> license agreement for UK webcasters:
Yeah, I e-mailed them, as I'd like to setup a stream for a charity choir
I work with.
As far as I can tell normally you need licences for three areas:
1. Owner of the recording (Usually the record label)
2. Performer(s) (whoever sung/played etc)
3. Song writer (whoever wrote the song in the first place)
Well in our situation I made the recordings, the choir sang them, so the
only bit we need to cover is the song writers, which in some cases
belongs to the choir too.
I e-mailed (what I think are) the relevant authorities in the UK, and
the only one that bothered to reply was with a standard boilerplate
e-mail with the combinded online PRS-MPRC licence application forms on,
the two we don't flaming need.
So I say sod'em. If they can't be bothered to respond we're going to do
it anyway. We're standing here trying to give them cash and they ignore
us, what a way to run a business! I'll have to remember this the next
time someone from the BPI moans about the "poor artists" that are the
victims. They're victims alright... of the lazy useless BPI!
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