Big news from podcast land. Adam Curry notes that an ASCAP beta license now permits podcasts to play commercial music provided that:
– they don’t pre-announce it
– they don’t list it in their notes (RSS, etc)
– the song is less than 60 seconds OR you pay $250/yr for non-revenue generating podcasts (there’s a schedule if you DO make money from the podcast)
Of course, that and the fact that the word “pod-cast” appeared in the legal wording.
And of course, Curry celebrated this by playing ___________ . (can’t say who because that WOULD be in violation of the license)