More Problems With Streaming Audio Royalties
from the more-reasons-why-the-DMCA-sucks dept
We’ve already discussed some reasons why the new streaming audio royalties system the copyright office has designed is bad. However, if that wasn’t convincing enough, now it turns out that the new rules may mean that listeners won’t have much privacy either. Apparently, in certain instances web radio stations will have to keep special “listener logs” that detail information about who’s listening to what and where they’re coming from – which they’ll have to share with the content owners. I guess it’s fitting. The music industry already treats us like we’re all criminals anyway – so why not track our every movement as well.