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Old 28 Feb 2010, 14:49
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Shoutcast Radio

Are Shoutcast radios illegal?

My friend bought a Shoutcast server for me to use. So I connect via Winamp, and can stream music and talk online, and be broadcasted.

Is that illegal? All of my music that I have were bought (CDs, and iTunes). Also, with other DJs, as long as all music is legal, is it okay? I know thousands of online radios, so I think it would be okay.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 15:30
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I am no expert on this, but even if you own the CD that doesn't allow you to play it outside your private environment (ie. play in a bar/radio/transmit over the internet) i think.

But i think your question is best ot be asked on a site that specializes in music and copyright.
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Old 28 Feb 2010, 18:29
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Hmm.. I did ask a few people who are very knowledgable with the music industry (after I asked here), and they said it was legal. I was just asking here incase someone here knew more about it.

Anyone ever heard of "Habbo" or "Runescape"? There are hundreds of fansites, with radios, and they're all "official" fansites. So if Sulake and Jagex (companies who own Habbo and Runescape) chose them to be official, obviously it would have to be legal. Or am I wrong?
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Old 01 Mar 2010, 00:08
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It is Legal until you start Sharing them online . There shouldnt be problem on Streaming on Online Media only.
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Old 01 Mar 2010, 07:09
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They are most likely paying.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_l...g#Broadcasting
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Old 02 Mar 2010, 01:29
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In order to play music online (legally) with shoutcast radio, as a public option, you must pay fees for the musicians / creators of the music pieces. This is how they make money off of radios. At least, that's what I've learnt. Fear.fm closed not too long ago because of insufficient funds to do this (I think that's the website)
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 09:35
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I have my own shoutcast server as well

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Old 08 Mar 2010, 10:58
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Shoutcast Radio are not illegal. I'm a moderator of a Remix forum where there's a shoutcast radio. The site would have been taken down if it was illegal.
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Old 08 Mar 2010, 11:20
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Ofcourse it is not illegal, as long as you pay the royalties.
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Old 09 Mar 2010, 09:54
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Hey, i run Lazy Records. Online broadcasting hosts such as Shoutcast will pay towards firms ensuring no responsibilities are shared to them, but also keeping client confidentiality. Broadcasting at bars and clubs require a license and (if approached) would have to produce legal copies or receipts of the music he is using. So dont worry, you are fine to play your music on shoutcast
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