But critics have described that as an apples-to-oranges comparison. Web sites track the number of times a song is downloaded and pay and defined rate—currently $.0017—per song. But if a radio station has to pay the same per-son rate for the potentially many thousands of listeners that listen to each song, the fees would add up quickly. This is in addition to fees already paid to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) and others for the rights to air music. … [Read more...] about Performance Royalty Bill Doesn’t PROMOTE Best Interests of Radio Broadcasters
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One person was shot in the leg and the shooter is still at large in a shooting that followed an argument early Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Dallas police search for shooter who wounded victim in Red Bird
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Two people are in custody after a Harris County deputy was shot to death, according to the sheriff's office.Late Friday, deputies identified 47-year-old Robert Solis as one of the suspects.Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal "was unable to recover from his injuries" after he was shot in the back of the head during a traffic stop in northwest Harris County.In a news conference Friday afternoon, officials described the suspected shooter simply as a Hispanic male.According to Harris County Sheriff's Office Maj. Mike Lee, deputies immediately checked dash cam video inside Dhaliwal's unit to get a closer look at the suspect when they arrived on scene.Lee says the suspect was found inside a business about a quarter of a mile away from where Dhaliwal was shot."A deputy observed that he looked a little nervous and put him in custody, and that did turn out to be our shooter," Lee said.Lee adds the weapon believed to have been used to shoot Dhaliwal … [Read more...] about Man charged in murder of Harris County Sheriff’s deputy
Geofencing is a location-based technology that creates a virtual perimeter around an area or location ranging in size from a single building to an entire state and then allows an entity to determine if a user’s mobile phone, device or computer is within this perimeter based upon the user’s IP address, WiFi and GSM access points, and GPS coordinates. The technology has many applications. For example, a company might use it for fleet management to determine when a vehicle has left a certain zone, a business might use it for BYOD security by limiting network access to employees’ devices within a certain geographical area, or a retailer might use it to interact with registered mobile customers who have entered a store. The state of New Jersey, which passed a law allowing Atlantic City casinos to offer intrastate online gaming, uses geofencing technology to make sure that only users located within the state’s borders are able to gamble online. … [Read more...] about Emerging Technology and Existing Law: Can Geofencing Provide Radio Webcasters a Workaround of Digital Performance Royalties?
According to preliminary information from officials, Vido was living in a metal container behind the plumbing business.In the last month, the sheriff's office served Vido eviction papers.The people who own the land where Vido was living are connected to the plumbing business, authorities say.ARMED AND DANGEROUS: What we know about suspect in deputy-involved shootingATF, DPS, police, deputies, with guns and dogs searching the plumbing property. Three people were shot inside B Dependable Plumbing. The woman is dead. Unknown how two men are doing. #abc13 https://t.co/LDqPeu045z pic.twitter.com/7u4NwlqL4n … [Read more...] about Woman killed, 3 others shot, including deputy, in Liberty Co.