Internet Radio Timeline 2002-present

MAJOR EVENTS IN BOLD


10.Jan.2002

Copyright Office nullifies webcast deal royalty deal between radio, RIAA

15.Jan.2002

Sony becomes third major label available on Listen's Rhapsody

24.Jan.2002

Judge grants labels', Napster's request to suspect litigation

31.Jan.2002

RIAA delay request came as court was to investigate label collusion

01.Feb.2002

Distribution of Kazaa file-sharing app banned

04.Feb.2002

New Song: Subscriptions, Plus

19.Feb.2002

Streaming report requirements seem to follow RIAA's wishes

20.Feb.2002 
CARP RESULTS

CARP rates revealed

26.Mar.2002

Web radio's last stand
Rusty Hodge interview

03.april.2002

The battle over Web radio continues


May.2002

Webcasting Legally
Jamie Zawinsky writes an excellent summary of the royalty situation

THE INTERNET DEBACLE - AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW
Janis Ian's opinion on the RIAA

01.May.2002
DAY OF SILENCE/SAVE INTERNET RADIO MARATHON

Today is the Day of Silence

02.May.2002

Day of Silence/Save Internet Radio Marathon coverage

03.May.2002

Recap of Day of Silence/Save Internet Radio Marathon


10.May.2002

The Future of Music Coalition’s Statement prepared for the Copyright Office Roundtable

13.May.2002

Lawrence Lessig: The "Dinosaurs" Are Taking Over


15.May.2002

Senators Leahy, Hatch hear all sides in webcasting battle

16.May.2002

Leahy indicates Congress may need to step in on royalty rates

21.May.2002
CARP REJECTED

CARP rejected by Librarian of Congress

28.May.2002

What the CARP panel ignored: Royalty rates around the world!

20.June.2002
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ANNOUNCES FINAL CARP RATES

Library of Congress announces final webcasting rates

Feds cut Webcasters a break on fees

21.June.2002

Slashdot debate between Brian Hurley and Brad Templeton (chair of the EFF) on webcasting royalties

24.June.2002
MARK CUBAN LETTER TO RAIN

Cuban says Yahoo!'s RIAA deal was designed to stifle competition

11.July.2002

Lawmakers: Keep your tunes to yourself

12.July.2002

Copyright bill may severely limit rights

21.July.2002

Royalty fees killing most Internet radio stations

23.Jul.2002

Could Hollywood hack your PC?

24.Jul.2002

Congress to turn hacks into hackers

26.Jul.2002
INTERNET RADIO FAIRNESS ACT INTRODUCED (HR 5285)

Internet Radio Fairness Act bill proposed to save small 'casters

01.Aug.2002

FALLOUT - a follow up to The Internet Debacle
by Janis Ian

13.Aug.2002

MP3s not source of music industry woes: Study

Interview With Cary Sherman, President of the RIAA
"Record companies want Internet radio to succeed..."

21.Aug.203

Librarian of Congress argues most webcasters can't object!

05.Sep.2002

Death knell sounded for Web radio?

06.Sep.2002

Save Internet Radio

15.Sep.2002

Rights issue rocks the music world

16.Sep.2002

Vivendi Net USA Launches Internet Radio Initiative
"It was only a matter of time before congressionally imposed royalty fees for Internet radio
webcasters flushed out the little guys and paved the way for big media conglomerates."

20.Sep.2002

Webcasters Take Protests To Washington

27.Sep.2002
SMALL WEBCASTER AMENDMENT ACT (HR 5469) INTRODUCED

5469 Introduced

01.Oct.2002

IWA launches sites, hosts 20-day webcast to "Save Internet Radio"

Sensenbrenner Statement Regarding Webcaster Royalty Payments

06.Oct.2002

Dispute threatens Net radio royalty deal, sources say
AFTRA objections about direct payments. also RIAA collects legal fees before royalty dispursement

07.Oct.2002

HR 5469 passes House!
v2 balloons to 30 pages


Sensenbrenner Statement on Webcaster Royalty Legislation

08.Oct.2002

Agreement on Webcast Fees Won't Help College Radio Stations

Analysis of HR 5469 v2 terms

09.Oct.2002

HR5469/SWAA offers options, benefits for all parties involved

10.Oct.2002 REACTIONS TO SWAA PASSING

Appalled, outraged and disgusted
Ann Gabriel's resignation letter from IWA

12.Oct.2002

'96 pc of Net Radio' to close after backroom deal screws grassroots 'casters

14.Oct.2002

NAB and NRB block independent Internet radio bill

Copyright Office denies b'casters' motion for a stay on Net royalites

Fuzzy Reception

15.Oct.2002

'RIAA-written' Net radio bill served to Senate

Latest Salvos in the Ongoing Battle Of Webcasting
links to Register articles, Ann Gabriel's resignation letter, and prints a lengthy rebutall by Rusty Hodge

16.Oct.2002

Brian Hurley posted a rebuttal to Rusty Hodge's comments on Slashdot

Article calls SWAA "backroom" dealing by small 'caster "cabal"
RAIN finally ackowledges HR 5469 controversy, tries to spin it, also uses bogus numbers for hobbyists

17.Oct.2002

RIAA-backed webcast bill 'a disaster for the US'
Bob Pullman's letter about 5469 and RAIN's biases

And the bland played on...

RAIN examines "pros and cons" of Webcaster bill in the Senate

18.Oct.2002

Civil disobedience promised after net radio royalty bill falls

SWAA Dead in Senate

20.Oct.2002

Raising Barriers to Entry into the Music Business

22.Oct.2002

Tech bolsters Webcasting's new era

23.Oct.2002

Webcast Measure Divides Its Ranks
Brian Hurley profile (mirror of LA Times article)

What's wrong with HR 5469, the Small Webcaster Amendment Act of 2002

24.Oct.2002

Hobbyists against HR 5469 hope for broader webcast measure
Kurt Hanson speculates on Detroit Industrial Underground's royalties

25.Oct.2002

Internet radio refuses to die
talks about diversity vs. monoculture

Brian Hurley responds to RAIN

27.Oct.2002

RIAA chief Rosen loses Oxford debate on P2P

28.Oct.2002

Internet radio basics: Copyright primer and update

Rolling Stone mag publishes "A big fat thanks to record execs" ad in NY Times

29.Oct.2002

Helms blocking passage of Internet radio royalty bill

30.Oct.2002 WEBCASTER ALLIANCE FORMS

New Alliance for webcasters

10.Nov.2002

College Radio, Struggling To Be Heard

11.Nov.2002

"Rolling Stone" takes another shot at labels with NY Times ad

14.Nov.2002

EMI, Warner ready Internet music distribution

15.Nov.2002 SMALL WEBCASTER SETTLEMENT ACT, HR 5469 v3 PASSES HOUSE AND SENATE

Small Webcaster Bill Passes

John Simpson comments on SWSA passing

16.Nov.2002

Webcast relief defers Day of Judgement

18.Nov.2002

Commercial Radio Station Ownership Consolidation Shown to Harm Artists and the Public, Says FMC Study

What do you believe? An analysis of HR 5469 and the webcasting community

19.Nov.2002

Jesse Helms: Web radio's hero

Big Brother's war on web radio

20.Nov.2002

stage4 Announces Day Of Solidarity with US Webcasters

RIAA engineered the webcast split - former exec

Vivendi Unit To Sell Downloaded Music Online

22.Nov.2002

Helms explains webcasting deal
dirt on HR 5469, also mentions Day of Solidarity

Announcement of John L. Simson Executive Director, SoundExchange™
On Temporary Suspension of Royalty Payments by Small Commercial Webcasters


24.Nov.2002

RIAA orders US Navy to surrender

25.Nov.2002

'I demand the story be taken down immediately' - RIAA

05.Dec.2002

Bush Signs Net Radio Act

10.Dec.2002

Web Radio's Personal Edge
quotes Arbitron study saying internet radio listeners buy more CDs, and RIAA saying, "Webcasting offers an innovative and effective way for fans to enjoy more diversity, more artists, and more music."

13.Dec.2002 WEBCASTER ALLIANCE ATTEMPTS TO NEGOTIATE WITH RIAA/SoundExchange

Webcaster Alliance Proposal to Sound Exchange/RIAA

16.Dec.2002

Missing RIAA figures shoot down "piracy" canard

Sound Exchange/RIAA Response to Webcaster Alliance Proposal

"Small commercial webcaster" license is signed and submitted!

18.Dec.2002

Radio Free Software
GNU is putting together the building block for open source radio

20.Dec.2002

Notice to participate in next CARP session due Monday

23.Dec.2002

RIAA nominated for Internet Villain award

Judiciary Panel Adds Surveillance Oversight
CARP reform

27.Dec.2002

Signals crossed on fate of digital radio

30.Dec.2002

Copyright Office publishes SWSA in Federal Register

14.Jan.2003

Music, technology groups agree on copyright plans

RIAA, tech firm's compromise deal may derail copyright bills

21.Jan.2003

Should we beat the new kid up?
ways the music industry can respond to new tech

22.Jan.2003

Verizon to appeal in music download ID case

RIAA's Rosen Sets Sights on ISPs

23.Jan.2003

Hilary Rosen quits RIAA

Record Industry's Top Lobbyist to Quit

27.Jan.2003

Radio reaches digital age

29.Jan.2003

Yahoo sets dial to subscription tunes

30.Jan.2003

Net radio won't grow, fetch VC, under laws like DMCA and SWSA

31.Jan.2003

Verizon fights on in RIAA ID case

RIAA Blames ISPs

Webcasters "shut out" of SWSA look to net CARP for relief

Feb 2003

The Year The Music Dies

03.Feb.2003

Copyright Legislation Unlikely, Both Sides Say

06.Feb.2003

Copyright legislation unlikely in time of war, down economy

07.Feb.2003

Music Choice agrees to pay royalties
Microsoft, cable industry pay rates of 7% of revenue for 2002-3, 7.25% for 2004-7

18.Feb.2003

Cable services negotiate lower rate than SWSA webcasters

Radio Listeners Report High Satisfaction with Their Radio Programming Choices

for a rebuttal to this, see:

"format variety is not equivalent to true diversity in programming. Analysis of music chart data in the report reveals considerable format homogeneity, with many songs overlapping on various format playlists."

27.Feb.2003

Sony backs rival MusicNet

04.Mar.2003

FullAudio Switches the MusicNow

11.Mar.2003

Live365 offers new home to recording artists

15.Mar.2003

Yahoo! streaming media service will compete with RealNetworks

17.Mar.2003

RIAA website now hidden in plain sight

18.Mar.2003

RIAA chief invokes Martin Luther King in pigopoly defense

20.Mar.2003

Satellite radio, lablels reach deal on sound recording royalties

24.Mar.2002

Internet tunes on the air again

27.Mar.2003

Bill introduced to reduce CARP "unpredicatbility, inconsistency"

02.Apr.2002

Microsoft's digital media mogul
DRM

04.Apr.2003

RIAA attacks the future of America

DiMA, RIAA submit joint webcast royalty deal to Copyright Office

07.Apr.2003

Deal Leaves Small Webcasters in Limbo

08.Apr.2003

AOL Time Warner takes grip of net radio

Deal avoid CARP, but that's not enough, say smaller webcaster

09.Apr.2003

Music industry: Piracy is choking sales
quotes CEO of IFPI where he mentions competition with "DVD films and new video game consoles."

20.Apr.2003

DoJ supports RIAA in Verizon P2P privacy scuffle

22.Apr.2003

Record labels sue VC firm over Napster support

23.Apr.2003

Music Pigopolists aim snouts at finance capital

EMI to fans: Download our catalog

Copyright Office proposes costs deduction for SoundExchange

25.Apr.2003

Verizon loses RIAA piracy case

Microsoft CD copy protection advances

26.Apr.2003

Judge backs P2P file traders

29.Apr.2003

RIAA's Rosen 'writing Iraq copyright laws'

01.May.2003

Groups Question Rep. Sensenbrenner Trip

06.May.2003

Support Fair Labelling for Copy-Protected Media!
Digital Consumer Right-to-Know Act (DCRKA)

Broadcasters and labels tell Copyright Office: 'We have a deal'
Digital Media Association (DiMA)/RIAA deal

07.May.2003

Loophole in royalty proposal might allow %-of-revenue deals

09.May.2003

Lawrence Lessig: Grokster's victory for innovation

Uncorking What's Top in Pop

AM & FM simulcasts added to 2003-4 royalty proposl

12.May.2003


RIAA apologizes for threatening letter

13.May.2003

AOL Appoints Conroy To New Broadband Job

15.May.2003

Labels alienate tech-savvy generation

16.May.2003

Subpoenaed Identities of Music Sharers Could Threaten Internet Speech Rights

Electronic Frontier Foundation Asks Court to Protect Privacy

19.May.2003

Congressional caucus targets piracy

Internet radio coming to a car near you

Bursting BigChampagne's Bubble

21.May.2003

Can the Web beat Big Media?

Fed'l Register publishes royalty deal proposal for public input

29.May.2003

Microsoft wins in digital media

FCC Rule Change Could Be a Boon for Online Media

30.May.2003

Online music on verge of revolutionl
first article in series talks about the promotional benefits of internet radio and P2P

Monopoly or Democracy?
Ted Turner editorial on media consolidation

02.Jun.2003

Non-comm streamers reach royalty deal with SoundExchange
College Broadcasters and other non-comms reach deal under SWSA

03.Jun.2003

Nullsoft founder says he's had it with AOL

05.Jun.2003

Non-Commercial Webcasters Reach Royalty Deal

Net Radio Debate Simmers Despite Deals

Copyright owners, webcasters need to craft two more licenses

09.Jun.2003

RIAA Grabs Student's Life's Savings

11.Jun.2003

Notification of Agreement Under the Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002

13.Jun.2003

Comment deadline 6 days away re: 2003-2004 royalty rates

16.Jun.2003

Mary Bono's Raring to Run RIAA

RADIO STAFFERS OBJECT TO AOL ADVERTISING DEAL

17.Jun.2003

Syndicator files objection for hobbyists, very small webcasters

18.Jun.2003

Senator: Trash illegal downloaders' PCs

19.Jun.2003

Rep. Bono forms copyrights caucus, eyed for RIAA lobby job

20.Jun.2003

New bill injects FBI into P2P battle

Senate decries FCC big-media coup

Research: Why are music sales falling? DOWNLOADING (ahem)

23.Jun.2003

New Bill Enlists FBI, DoJ in Copyright Battle

House bill would cast FBI as copyright Pinkertons

From the Booby Hatch

RIAA's Rosen departs on an optimistic note

25.Jun.2003

RIAA goes after the little guys

Line'em up! RIAA to sue thousands

Bill Seeks to Loosen Copyright Law's Grip

Recording Industry To Begin Collecting Evidence And Preparing Lawsuits Against File "Sharers" Who Illegally Offer Music Online

Yahoo brings music service to Europe

27.Jun.2003

The RIAA Plays Whack-a-Mole

Spin factor
decline of music radio

01.July.2003

P2P alliance to counter RIAA?

Online File-Sharing Networks Set Up Lobbying Shops

AOL, Bertelsmann music talks heat up

BPI TO CLAMP DOWN ON BRITISH FILE-SHARERS?

02.July.2003

FCC Issues New Media Ownership Rules

2003.july.04

Government Prying, the Good Kind

05.July.2003

Let the playground pirates rule

09.July.2003

Net Radio Group Threatens to Sue RIAA

RIAA faces antitrust suit

Webcasters threaten to sue RIAA

Webcaster Alliance Threatens To Sue RIAA

Music downloaders simply trying before buying

10.July.2003

IFPI:Music Piracy Funding Organized Crime

11.July.2003

Concert Cash
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/business/Entertainment/forbes_concertcash_030711.html

FINE TUNING
Provision in Bankruptcy Bill Puts the Squeeze on Musicians

GROUPS CALL FOR PUBLIC ACTION TO OPEN ETHICS INVESTIGATION ON SENSENBRENNER
Webcaster Alliance and Boycott-RIAA.com question RIAA-funded trip to Taiwan and Thailand

12.July.2003

Radio royalties: the ticking timebomb under the RIAA

14.July.2003

Low Power FM Report Rejects Interference Concerns

Traffic to filesharing sites drops
Visits fall as recording industry threatens suits