I think radio broadcasters have contracts with the RIAA where they pay a small fee for the right to broadcast music.
On another note, I don't know if sharing the MP3 files with Jim is necessarily illegal. It may be covered under "fair use" laws, like making a copy of a tape for a friend. As long as it isn't spread all over the Internet, that is.
From: Peter Olafson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2004 1:26 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: [SWCollect] Another one?!:> Why doesn't Jim just bid on it, and then he can do what he wants with the music?
:Because it wouldn't be any more legal that way (I have no explicit permission
:from Origin to stream the music).I confess I'm unfamiliar with the mechanics of streaming, but do you really need EA's permission to do so? (Origin no longer exists even in UO server-farm form.) Wouldn't this considered a "permitted use" of the media?Outwardly, at least, it seems no different than playing a song on the radio. I played hundreds back in my DJ years and I'm sure I didn't have (or need) anyone's permission to play any of 'em. Or have the ground rules changed since the '70s and '80s?PeterPeter