Trust RIAA

No, I don’t really mean anyone should trust the RIAA. I’m referring to an anti-trust suit being brought against the buggers.

Small Webcasters sue RIAA
By John Borland

“A group of small Webcasters on Wednesday filed an antitrust suit against the Recording Industry Association of America, alleging that the trade association tried to push independent music stations offline.”

The Webcaster Alliance has been threatening to sue the RIAA for months, after Congress ratified royalty rates for Internet radio stations that many small operators said will drive them out of business. The existing rates were negotiated between a small, unrepresentative group of Webcasters and the RIAA and are aimed at eliminating competition, the alliance members said.