In case you missed that, this Tuesday is the “National Day of Silence” organized by SaveNetRadio “to draw attention to an impending royalty rate increase”. The argument of the online radio broadcasters is that the increased fee will lead many of them to actually shutting down the stations. I think this is part of an interesting larger argument about regulation of the media in general and internet in particular. I wonder how does that feed the debate on internet governance at large? Apparently it is not just regulating the pipes, but a seemingly external to the internet regulation of content, which in fact deeply affects the online culture.
Online radio silence day