Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Curry: ASCAP gets a clue and Podcasts can play regular music!

Big news from podcast land. Adam Curry notes that an ASCAP beta license now permits podcasts to play commercial music provided that:
- they don't pre-announce it
- they don't list it in their notes (RSS, etc)
- the song is less than 60 seconds OR you pay $250/yr for non-revenue generating podcasts (there's a schedule if you DO make money from the podcast)

Of course, that and the fact that the word "pod-cast" appeared in the legal wording.

And of course, Curry celebrated this by playing ___________ . (can't say who because that WOULD be in violation of the license)

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