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!
(Sorry, couldn't resist.)
Re: Fax Tubes And Capital Hill isn't a group you can just dump common sense on. It's....it's a series of boobs.
Re: Fax Tubes Haha. So true!
| |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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| |marigoldsGainfully employed, finallyPremium,MVM
Saint Louis, MO
Re: Fax Tubes Better yet, there is still enough time to actually write and send a letter (write your own though for more impact).
I highly recommend phone calls too. Phone calls let them understand the person behind the passionate interest.
| |batterupI Can Not Tell A Lie.Premium
| |said by Linklist:A hand written snail mail letter has the most impact. e-mail campaigns from special interests can generate hundreds of thousands of e-mails.
Phone calls to the local or Washington office have even higher visibility.
Des Plaines, IL
Re: Fax Tubes
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.
Des Plaines, IL
| |said by Jason Levine:So is the Internet. It's just that fax is still using vacuum tubes!
You see, a fax machine isn't a truck that you can dump stuff on. It's.... It's a series of tubes!
Way to go Congress OMG they DO listen once in a while! This must be their one time a year to represent the people instead of just themselves.
Re: Way to go Congress They got a whitehouse to win....
a good response With any luck, congress will be more responsive to the people's wishes over lobbyists.
We learn through the exchange of information, tell me more......
Re: a good response Hear, hear.
Hopefully internet radio will be saved.
Re: Status of House and Senate Bills It takes a lot of inertia to get a bill like this moving, but I'm hopeful. The back payment delay gives it a little time, but it would really help if musicians join in the email/fax brigade to blunt the RIAA's stance that internet radio does nothing for artists.
Re: Status of House and Senate Bills Yeah like the RIAA cares what the artists think or want. lol
I have emailed and snail mailed my reps. I also plan to send them some reminder correspondence to try to distract them from remembering they are a boob.
| |exocet_cmI am the law - Judge DreddPremium
New Orleans, LA
woot! Glad I contributed! My three snail-mail letters, as well as every other letter/e-mail/fax/phone call, contributed!
The fight isn't over yet though, but we are making headway!
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did my part I did my part too I pretty much listened to it 24/7 matter of fact it's running now!
| |POBRes Firma Mitescere NescitPremium
Don't Get Used to It Given that this is the second time in five years the diaRIAA has reared its fugly feces-ridden head and attempted to not only stick its hand in the pocket of Internet radio, but hijack the entire bank account in one fell swoop and otherwise crush the industry, I strongly suspect this will become standard operating procedure. So all involved on the behalf of streaming audio shouldn't pat its collective self on the back too vigorously.
Apparently, one of the more intelligent, overgrown cum shots at the diaRIAA realized that revenue generation by lawsuit can only go so far and that eventually, a new way to suck the blood of puppies and kittens must be deployed. Strangling internet radio by taking 300% of its revenue was a beautiful way to supplement the litigation revenue.
| |KearnstdElf WizardPremium
Mullica Hill, NJ
Re: Don't Get Used to It sadly if both bills dont make it im guessing you wont even seen much fight back in the form of pirate internet radio since well that is much harder to hide then pirate radio(and sad thing is thanks to copyright laws probally a bigger fine then running pirate broadcast).
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Did my part too Mailed three snail mail letters. I hope it helps.
| |PolarBear03The bear formerly known as aaron8301Premium
Congress is in the dark It is sad that with all the modern forms of communication we have, the best way to convey a message to congress is a method hundreds of years old.
Sidenote: If CON is the opposite of PRO, isn't CONGRESS the opposite of PROGRESS?
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They should be treated the same. Government subsidy, by the way of lower rate and different rate structure for internet broadcasters started this whole mess in the first place. Both over the air and internet broadcasters should be paying the same rate per song.
| |Lil JonPremium
Re: They should be treated the same. i love pandora. great site!
Des Plaines, IL
Re: They should be treated the same.
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.