Finally a step in the right direction. First, lest anyone ever think their phone calls to congress don’t count, hear this: as a direct result of YOUR calls, key congressional reps including Jay Inslee (D-WA, lead sponsor of the Internet Radio Equality Act which now has 130 sponsors) and Ed Markey (D-MA) convened a meeting and brought very serious pressure to bear on everyone to reach a solution… This is grassroots democracy in action.
We’re far from out of the weeds, but we won’t be shutting down on Monday. Man, these last 48 hours were long ones…
For a better summary than I could write, check out Ken Dardis’ post. I’ll continue to post as this develops.
Thank you again. Stay vigilant. We are entering a critical negotiation phase and need to keep the legislative pressure on.
Tim (Founder)

Comments

  1. Joe Wilson
    July 13, 2007 at 12:32pm
    Yeah Baby, Thats What I Like...!!! :D My faith in the system is looking a little bit better, but like you said we are not out of the weeds yet.. I urge everyone to please make more calls, even calls thanking those that have supported the internet radio equality act. The internet is still pretty much a new media, one the bigger businesses need to learn to embrace, and not oppose, maybe in the end of all this we might be able to get them to see that there is light at the end of the tunnel... thanks for such a great service..,and lets see its continued success...;)
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  2. pete micus
    July 13, 2007 at 2:25pm
    I called my representatives in Congress. Good luck Tim
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  3. Whitney
    July 13, 2007 at 2:38pm
    Thank you for what you do and your great efforts to maintain this vital service. I hope to enjoy this for many years to come...
    Reply
  4. Wayne Keller
    July 13, 2007 at 3:23pm
    I was going to record Jazz with Windows Media Encoder till it shut down. Guess now I can take a break for a while...
    Reply
  5. Gary McCarty
    July 13, 2007 at 5:21pm
    We have a US Congressman and a New York Assemblyman from Corning,NY I will be contacting them both...
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  6. Dale Moore
    July 13, 2007 at 6:09pm
    I called my senator and congressman. Got thru to both. Didn't think my call would make any difference...but maybe? Didn't tnink anyone could fuck with the Internet, well guess what. I personaaly hate the "Big Guys" winning all the time. Thanks for your music station.
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  7. Joe Wilson
    July 13, 2007 at 6:09pm
    I got a quick response back from Ron Wyden here in Oregon.. He says he will continue to fight to keep internet radio available to everyone. So I gave him a call again, thanking him for his support and quick response back. As for the other two I guess Im going to be calling them back a few more times, and hopefully sometime in the future I can call them again thanking them also...
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  8. Kate
    July 13, 2007 at 7:14pm
    If Congress would just sit back and enjoy the product as much as I do, they just might be convinced. I mean hearing music that you actually enjoy and purchase. Keep up the great work guys. I'll keep listening and calling.
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  9. rr
    July 13, 2007 at 7:53pm
    i havetotally enjoyed pandora since i found it andi dontwant to lose it its too cool ill do everything i can to save thisgreat service good luck
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  10. Brian Wagner
    July 13, 2007 at 11:28pm
    If the corporate powerhouses that want the pie for themselves would only realize that more exposure only increases the consumer's appetite, they would pay Pandora! I have bought more music in the last year, thanks to Pandora, than I had in the previous TEN years. They do not think pragmatically, but only to satisfy the stockholders' lust for a show of immediate profit. (And I say this as a stockholder in some major companies...)
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