Wednesday, February 09, 2005

ASCAP and the web

It's interesting but I haven't seen any of the other mp3 blogs out there commenting on this, perhaps it's because the Podcasting crowds and the mp3blog crowds do not yet intersect that often.

Apparently, ASCAP is offerring a web license for publlishing music. It appears, upon my initial read, that for the mp3 blog community, a $340 license would cover the average mp3blog, renewable yearly. The question is, am I reading this right? Is it that simple of a solution to make this "legal?" Is that something I want to do or should do? Does anyone have any opinions on this or comments? Is anyone reading this? Do you really care?

Thanks goes to Steve for pointing this out over at Adam Curry's Weblog

5 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

This sounds really interesting, if it applies to MP3 blogs? Be sure to post a follow up if you get any more info

8:21 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

That's quite weird.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Comet Star Moon said...

Something to be investigated. Would it prevent us from getting sued down the line?

9:23 AM  
Blogger heath said...

hell no you dont wanna do this. there are tons of labels and artists that are more than happy to have you blogging about them!

10:26 AM  
Blogger guanoboy said...

heath-

I agree with your point, I'm just interested in what they're thinking and why and if it will have an effect on us. It's possible that giving us the option to have this license will make the penalties stricter and the likelyhood of enforcement may go up as a result.

curiosity killed the cat, I know...but the whole thing is, well, interesting.

1:52 PM  

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