What Hamster is saying is that their is no such thing as a "Shield"
I understand where you are coming from.
If we are not making any decent money off internet radio(and most are not) and the artist are LOSING money off royalty sells through major labels, yet losing ALL rights to their own songs, and major record labels have money to have 6 story buildings with super visors, then obviously something is WRONG.
You can try to work the system. You dont use a condom, dont be suprised if you have a baby. You dont wear a seatbelt, dont be suprised your first accident of your injuries.
JLA is here for a reason, and its people who have taken the time to protect us from these labels at a decent price.
You realize that you can join 365 or Loudcity for a "flat fee"
Loudcity isn't a $35 plus royalty's. Its $35 flat for hobby use.
Live 365 has hobby plans with flat fees as well.
You can also go with plans that change price with ATH (SWCast). ATH is total listening hours through all users, and can be used with any webhost, and this is the general gist. Your not going to have extra fees added on to a hobby plan. Not tons of slots, but legal.
If you want to save net radio?
Write your congressman or congresswoman. Tell them what a headache it is to a hobby broadcaster like us. (I wrote all four of mine)
Start a blog about your frustration.
Make your community aware this is wrong.
Make a movie about the disgust of our current royalty system and Youtube it.
Start a social group
Write the artist of major record companies, and make sure they know why your going to stop playing their music and buying their CD's.
Talk about this stuff on unpubed band websites to make them not fall into this trap. They can turn to Magnatunes or Sell-A-Band.
Make the community aware that the ASCAP wants money for a music CD played in the workplace and in the garage of a autoshop where others can here. Make a flyer with these websites?
This way EVERY business can start questioning why these rules exist.
Make sure that your friends and family know how ridiculous the current system is! Tell them to tell one other!
IM NOT SAYING GO DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL TO GET THE WORD OUT LIKE SPRAYPAINTING SAVENETRADIO.ORG ON A BILLBOARD!
But the only way the system is going to change is if we all stand together and start making the world ask "why?"