The Tide Has Risen: Five Simple Facts About the “Internet Radio Fairness Act”

Big Tech and Big Media have joined forces in the “Internet Radio Fairness Coalition” which includes Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Computer and Communications Industry Association (Google), Consumer Electronics Association (Google), Digital Media Association (Google) and…Pandora. So you see, the way this works is the group put Tim Westergren out with the long face and the sad […]

Betting the Company: The Internet Radio Fairness Act has little to do with the Internet, Radio or Fairness

An interesting exchange with a reporter about the Internet Radio Fairness Act:  He denied that IRFA created a new set of per se violations of the Sherman Act–the principal U.S. antitrust law–for sound recording owners who collectively engage in “impeding” the efforts of anyone (including Sirius XM and Clear Channel) who seek direct licenses with sound […]