Dave Slusher reports that “[a]t least one podcaster has received email from BMI telling him that he owed them money by ‘airing’ music they collect money for.” Wow, and I really thought I was safe.
Dave puts up some really interesting points here – mainly, how likely it is that these people really have no clue whether they are owed or not and, if so, for what songs, or how many.
I’ve always been what Slusher categorizes as a ‘boy scout,’ asking explicit permission for everything I’ve ever done, so who knows whether this will turn into anything for me or not. But with the startling news items of late (read: AllofMP3 being sued, ruling on MP3 linking), I am feeling a little anxious. We’ll see how it pans out.