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by Tom Spring, PC World, April 27, 2007

This article originally appeared at PCWorld.com. 

A bill that could save Internet radio has been submitted to Congress. The bill, Internet Radio Equality Act, would stop a new royalty scheme that Internet broadcasters say will shut them down because it will cost them too much money.

U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) filed the legislation Thursday. The bill reverses a recent decision of the federal Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to nearly triple the amount of royalties Internet radio broadcasters pay to copyright holders for playing a song.

The Copyright Royalty Board earlier this month approved a rule that would force commercial Internet radio stations, regardless of their size, to pay a new, higher flat fee to the record labels each time a song is played.

SaveNetRadio, which is made up of Net broadcasters, applaud the bill.

Royalty rates for Web-casters—starting retroactively at $0.0008 per song in 2006 will climb to $0.0019 per song in 2010. As it stands now, the rates will go into effect May 15.



Join Bill Teeple and the ICON Art Radio program for an

interview with two of Fairfield's most beloved artists Michael and Charlotte Cain.

Michael Cain

Hear about their travels in India and latest artisitc endeavors right here on your grassroots community radio station KRUU-FM. 

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Click here to stream or download this program

Austin, Texas-born singer/songwriter guitar gunslinger Seattle transplant Ian Moore will be the feat ured performer on tonight's installment of Saturday Night Live. Moore recently performed in Fairfield aIan Mooret the Cafe Paradiso with Cullen Fuchs.

 To say this guy is gifted is like calling Jesus a Christian. Equally adept at crooning, storytelling or connecting with an audience, Moore is at times riveting, at times self-deprecating, always alert and giving.

Check him out for yourself tonight at 8pm CST.

An interview with Lanky, Moore's opening act, will follow. 


IProm Queenie & GorillaAnna of the Meganna ShowLust for Life

KRUU Deejay Anna of the Meganna Show

parties the prom fandango on the Fairifeld square last weekend with wild abandon. The Meganna Show's prom exclusive aired prom night and was a woo-hoot and a half.


Scott Puffer

Dain Daller

 Money in the Banco

 Music in the Coffer

Cul de sac

Stretch the bound




Former President Jimmy Carter will be giving a free presentation at Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City at 7pm Wednesday April 18th. KRUU is planning to tape the talk for rebroadcast.
The Honorable Jimmy Carter
The University of Iowa Lecture Committee is proud to present:
The Honorable Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States

President Carter will begin speaking at 7:00 p.m. on April 18 at Carver Hawkeye Arena. Ticket holders are encouraged to allow ample time for parking and the security procedure before entering the arena. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public although tickets will be required. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets may be obtained from the University Box Office (Iowa Memorial Union) 10 am to 9 pm.


For information regarding ticketing, please contact the University Box Office: 319.335.3041 or 800.346.4401.

President Carter will be signing copies of his new book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
on Wednesday, April 18, from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. Doors will open at 2 p.m.

Adrien Daller

Tune in
to Saturday Night Live
to hear a LIVE feed
of the Adrien Daller performance
at Cafe Paradiso

Congressman Ron Paul

This interview is now available for download or stream at our Audio link (on the left menu). 

On Friday April 13th, an interview with Congressman Ron Paul of Texas (R) will be aired on Planet Erstwild at 4pm. Paul, who is running for president, will be interviewed by guest host Clyde Cleveland, who himself ran for governor of Iowa as the Libertarian Party candidate in 2002. Reason Magazine interviewed Paul about his presidential bid earlier this year. Asked what issues he would emphasize, Paul responded:

"Everything I’ve talked about for twenty years! I think the biggest thing for Republican primary voters is that most Republicans are turned off right now. They’ve had a beating and are reassessing their values. They have to decide what they believe in. The Republican Party has become about big government conservatism, and Republicans need to hear the message they used to hear: that conservatives are supposed to be for small government."

 Tonight it's a rockin' twofer!! Two live shows for the price of none! Step right up, ladies and gentlepeeps!  

Les ClaypoolLes Claypool

First, step into the wayback machine circa 1978 Tokyo and enjoy AT BUDOKAN  by Rockford, Illinois band Cheap Trick.

Then join Colonel Les Claypool's Flyin' Frog Brigade for a Live set of vintage Claypoolian madness, mischief and mayhem. If you're a bass person, you're in for more than a tricker treat. It's the slap-happy wack-meister in full regalia sailing the mighty seas
of cheese.

Free Speech Battle Over Online Parody of 'Colbert Report'

MoveOn, Brave New Films Sue Viacom For Illegal Takedown of YouTube Video 

San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) asked a federal court today to protect the free speech rights of MoveOn.org Civic Action and Brave New Films after their satirical send-up of "The Colbert Report" was removed from YouTube following a baseless copyright
complaint from media giant Viacom.

The video, called "Stop the Falsiness," was created by MoveOn and Brave New Films as a tongue-in-cheek commentary on Colbert's portrayal of the right-wing media and parodying MoveOn's own reputation for earnest political activism. The short film, uploaded to YouTube in
August 2006, includes clips from "The Colbert Report" as well as humorous original interviews about show host Stephen Colbert. In March of this year, Viacom -- the parent company of Comedy Central -- demanded that YouTube take "Stop the Falsiness" down, claiming the
video infringed its copyrights.

"Our clients' video is an act of free speech and a fair use of 'Colbert Report' clips," said EFF Staff Attorney Corynne McSherry. "Viacom knows this -- it's the same kind of fair use that 'The Colbert Report' and 'The Daily Show' rely upon every night as they parody other channels' news coverage."

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