Broadcasters need to take extreme measures on this.
I can only wonder what the RIAA would say if the streaming services, satellite radio, establishments, and airlines COMPLETELY STOPPED playing any pre 1972 music.
They need to act like the music no longer exists and they need to stick to their guns.
Then we'll see how long it takes for the RIAA to start complaining about pre 1972 music being abandoned.
In my mind, the effort would be worth it. The recording industry needs to learn its place in the world. I can live with not hearing another pre-1972 tune ever again. I don't care if its out of spite or not. The recording industry earned the spite fair and square.
I never listen to stuff older than the 70's but it would be interesting if SiriusXM just started a loop on channel 6 (60's music) explaining that copyright law is so screwed up that they won't ever be playing 60's music again.
Ditto 50's on 5 and the big band channel on channel 4.
If those artists are all greedy bastards, why the hell would I want to listen to their stuff anyway. Oh and if other older artists currently being paid by the royalty companies and deciding not to sue get hurt by the blackout of pre-60s music, then I guess it sucks to be them.
SiriusXM is routinely painted as a evil supervillan by the music industry, but Sirius are the ones being seriously abused by a horrible copyright system.
Re: "It's the entire government," plus willing mega-corporations.
So, ootb, should we also call for the return to the good old days when copyright had reasonable terms? Or is the the Federal Copyright Government ok , but the Federal Everything Else Government is naturally corrupt?
Dude, I so totally don't get how you can be so cognitively dissonant.
Lost in this issue of NSA surveillance, is the fact that before the story broke President Obama gave a speech at Ohio State admonishing his political opponents and citizens at large for their lack of trust that the government is doing what's best for us.
IMHO, he really really really wants us to believe that the government is good. Its just to bad he has to hide all these not so nice things about it from us.
It would be nice if we lived in a world where whistleblowers like Snowden were protected and lying sniveling civil "servants" who worked at the IRS could be forced to tell us, the people, how they carried out their jobs.
But alas, we don't live in that world.
Why the hell does anyone continue to trust this administration at all!