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CMB
03-10-2009, 04:38 PM
A big thank you to whomever posted the link to the 5-minute drop of BBC news daily.

What a lifesaver!!!

:glad:
hugs all the way around!

James
03-11-2009, 05:21 AM
Where is this? I cannot find it :)

CMB
03-11-2009, 12:59 PM
http://www.broadcastingworld.net/broadcasting/articles.php?act=view&id=7

aaronsnet
03-13-2009, 01:04 AM
You have to pay special royalties/get special permission in order to use some of those streams on your station. I have spoken directly witih the BBC World Service and they wanted over $1,000 US a year.

ceejay7777
03-13-2009, 02:16 AM
You have to pay special royalties/get special permission in order to use some of those streams on your station. I have spoken directly witih the BBC World Service and they wanted over $1,000 US a year.

Yes, one of the biggest problems with internet "radio" is that many people believe that all of this stuff is (or should be) free, don't pay music royalties, etc.

GKIye
03-13-2009, 02:46 AM
Yep .. I agree
I think its mostly dangerous to broadcast news from National broadcasting campagnies such as BBC, ABC, etc
Afterall quality isn't that good .. only 40kbps
I think almost every National broadcasting compagny provides these links on their website (hidden to members only or visible).
Also National radio at Belgium offers these online (visible) .. but as Belgian project I wouldn't dare to broadcast the files
Sometimes its more likely to broadcast a weather forecast, these can be easily found for free at the internet at websites who provides tools to media .. In most of the cases these websites provides a member (paid) service and a light (free) service.

CMB
03-14-2009, 02:01 PM
@ aaronsnet: well, it was posted here on BW as free to use, so I used it.
@ceejay: that is a rather broad generalization of webcasters - I follow the rules, pay my fees, and because I come from FM radio, probably have stricter rules/documentation than many netcasters. But then again, I take this seriously, its not a hobby. ;)

@GK (and others) if I am found to be in violation, I will of course cease using the service.

James - what are your thoughts as admin??

James
03-14-2009, 09:50 PM
@ aaronsnet: well, it was posted here on BW as free to use, so I used it.
@ceejay: that is a rather broad generalization of webcasters - I follow the rules, pay my fees, and because I come from FM radio, probably have stricter rules/documentation than many netcasters. But then again, I take this seriously, its not a hobby. ;)

@GK (and others) if I am found to be in violation, I will of course cease using the service.

James - what are your thoughts as admin??
When a conbtributor submitted that article i added this at the bottom...

(These are feeds of news, we do not take responsibility over any postings or usage of these streams)

So you are using at your own risk, i wouldnt use the BBC radio service or the ABC's.

GKIye
03-15-2009, 01:15 AM
Hi Kelly,

Well you're in for adventure :) isn't ?
Concerning FM only stations at Belgium there excists a news service who provides headlines etc to these kind of stations, paid offcourse
Some of the Belgian internetstations do use these services also .. but to be honest I don't know the price they charge for broadcasting
In fact its very easy to capture these links and to broadcast them at your station .. so far National stations don't make any scan of the users of the files .. each entry by a station can be followed by tracing the IP of the user
At that time that user has no reason to say .. "I did knew it or I don't use it"
I don't have anything against it .. but I wouldn't dare to broadcast the content
Otherwise ... it is published to the public .. so it can be used by everyone who has an internet connection .. so it ain't piracy itself .. but it still stays property of the original broadcaster company such as BBC, ABC and others

if I am found to be in violation

KHUK
03-15-2009, 03:36 PM
You have to pay special royalties/get special permission in order to use some of those streams on your station. I have spoken directly witih the BBC World Service and they wanted over $1,000 US a year.

Hello Aaron

Who did you contact regarding permission to use the hourly news bulletins from BBC World Service?

Norwood Radio
03-15-2009, 08:23 PM
This is the news I use - http://www.rslnews.co.uk/pages/1/index.htm though I have used the BBC world service news. regarding the BBC news podcasts all I could find on restriction's was you are not allowed to edit them etc.. so I took the same rule for the news and borrowed a few minutes in emergencies.
Basically the FSN link is safest, just one thing I could'nt understand was why if you subscribed ( not compulsary ) you did'nt get anything different from non subscribers.

Harry

GKIye
03-16-2009, 02:51 AM
Great advice !
Thanks for sharing

http://www.rslnews.co.uk/pages/1/index.htm
Harry

ceejay7777
03-16-2009, 03:50 AM
Basically the FSN link is safest, just one thing I could'nt understand was why if you subscribed ( not compulsary ) you did'nt get anything different from non subscribers.

Because ... if you subscribe you have the right to re-use it on your own service, if you don't subscribe then you only have the right to listen to it yourself at home, but not re-use it on any broadcast/netcast.

ceejay7777
03-16-2009, 08:37 AM
@ceejay: that is a rather broad generalization of webcasters - I follow the rules, pay my fees, and because I come from FM radio, probably have stricter rules/documentation than many netcasters. But then again, I take this seriously, its not a hobby. ;)

There was a thread on another forum recently titled Is it possible to stream WITHOUT owing royalties?. Here are a few gems from that ...


Most small internet stations dont pay anything,,, why bother if you only have a handfull of listeners
I dont pay royalties. And I certainly dont plan on it either. They can kiss my a**.
Putting someone in jail for playing a song that they have already bought and paid for, is like putting someone in jail for giving someone a ride in your car.
I know plenty of small internet radio operators, and NONE of them pay. None!