The whole fax infrastructure of Capitol Hill was jammed for two days.You see, a fax machine isn't a truck that you can dump stuff on. It's.... It's a series of tubes!
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| |said by Jason Levine:The linked story talks about using email instead of faxes to communicate with Congress.
The whole fax infrastructure of Capitol Hill was jammed for two days.
Well, what are you waiting for? Get to them faxes!! You may even try one of these newfangled systems for communicating with congresspersonsI'm told this "E" mail works pretty good. But that is wrong. When lobbying Congress, the emails are not read. A system looks for keywords and the Congresscritters are presented with a stat that says so many emails wrote about "internet radio" and so many about another subject, etc. Faxes are actually read by some assistant and then a summary is presented to the Congresscritter. Faxes have more impact and visibility than does email. Phone calls to the local or Washington office have even higher visibility.
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said by batterup:And a hand-dialed phone call does even better than that, since the staffer has to listen to you. Even letters can "get lost" without anybody ever seeing the message. But if you inspire a young staffer (who probably relies on the Internet for a lot of things), then you have a voice in the office repeating your message several times.
A hand written snail mail letter has the most impact. e-mail campaigns from special interests can generate hundreds of thousands of e-mails.
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said by Sum Guy :Very true. The RIAA cannot kill Internet radio, because the RIAA doesn't own a CRB in every nation on earth. All that the RIAA will succeed in doing is remove more artistry from music, by forcing small but brilliant US webcasters to quit, and move still more jobs out of the US.
The reason it was lower is because internet radio is fundamentally different than broadcast radio because you can be located anywhere and you do not need US govt approval if you're not in the US of $.
But it will benefit the recording industry, right? I mean, before I discovered Radio Paradise »www.radioparadise.com/ last year, I averaged one new CD a year because the stuff on RF radio...sucks. But when I was introduced to the really good artists that I discovered still exist, I'm up to a couple hundred a year. Obviously that kind of demand has a negative effect on the industry somehow.