If no one is ever granted clemency for whistleblowing, can whistleblowers ever really exist?
Basically if the government is allowed to decide whether you are a whistleblower or a traitor based on their own discretion, then every law we have to "protect" whistleblowers is completely and totally meaningless.
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.