Day of Silence

On June 26th, U.S. Internet streamers and webcasters will shut down their services for a day to protest the rise in internet royalty rates webcasters would have to pay to keep the music flowing.

As you probably know by now, the Copyright Royalty Board has approved the major rate increase, which would put the majority of webcasters out of business because of rates they could not afford.

Those rates would take effect on July 15, and webcasters would also have to pay rates retroactive to January 2006.

A bill has been introduced in Congress so the rates would be closer to satellite radio, essentially saving net radio, but no action has been taken yet.

Scroll down and click on the Save Net Radio link on the right to see what you can do to help.