Welcome to VOW, the
Voice Of Webcasters web site - a site created to help give webcasters
a central place to come together on issues related to our industry. We
are not a trade organization. We simply created this site as a neutral
place to share information and ideas to promote and defend the interests
of the webcasting industry.
Call or fax your Congressional House Representative
and tell them to support HR 5469 NOW!
Representative James Sensenbrenner
(R-WI) introduced a bill late Wednesday, Sept. 27, that will put a 6 month
stay on the CARP sound performance copyright rate - in essence giving
webcasters and Congress time to sort through the issues and come up with
a better solution than the current exorbitant rate that threatens Internet
Radio. HR 5469 will be voted on Tuesday,
October 1 but
in order to make sure it passes, we need all of you to CALL your House
reps before next Tuesday. (Click
here for more information)
This is your chance to
lobby Congress on behalf of Internet Radio - DO IT!
The above legislation will give Congress and Webcasters
time to debate and vote on:
INTERNET RADIO FAIRNESS ACT
Representatives Jay Inslee (D-WA), George Nethercutt (R-WA) and Rick Boucher (D-VA) have stepped up to protect small businesses from being unfairly forced out of business by the performance copyright royalties recently affirmed by the Librarian of Congress. They have introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives (HR 5285) that would SAVE INTERNET RADIO (click here to view a copy of this important legislation). In protecting Internet radio, it will help ensure that artists will have a chance to receive fair compensation for their work and that webcasters will have a chance to survive and grow to provide artists with a place to promote their music.
More information on the Internet Radio Fairness Act
Some highlights of Inslee's, Nethercutt's, and Boucher's Internet Radio Fairness Act include:
Original Cosponsors of the Internet Radio Fairness Act:
GROUP OF WEBCASTERS CONDEMN LIBRARIAN'S DECISION
A growing number of artists and independent labels have signed a letter of support for webcasters in our fight for fair copyright royalties and record keeping requirements.
CLICK HERE to see this letter and those who have signed it in support of our cause.
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WEBCAST PROFESSIONALS: We have also created a mailing list for people within the webcasting industry to discuss relevant issues with each other. This is a moderated, subscriber-only list. If you would like to apply to be on the list, send an email to email@example.com with your name, email address and the company you represent.
Archived Files on the Performance Copyright IssueLetter to the Librarian of Congress from 20 members of the House of Representatives
Thank you for your support of Internet radio and the Webcasting Industry!