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Webcasting Solution?

Per Technology Review, new software that may solve webcasting documentation issues:

    For webcasters, making sure that musicians receive royalties when their songs are played over the Internet is a tedious, paperwork-intensive business. Now Websound of Brattleboro, VT, is touting software that automatically sifts through Web server logs to distinguish songs from graphics and other files transmitted to Web surfers. The software matches the file names with song-specific information—artist, recording label and so forth—from Internet music databases and submits a weekly report on behalf of the webcaster.

    The technology, called Radlog, comes just in time to help webcasters comply with tightened U.S. Copyright Office rules governing how musicians are paid for Internet broadcasts. Websound says it plans to license Radlog for as little as $100 per month starting this fall. Many webcasters had said that the reporting required by the new rules would be “expensive, indeed impossible,” says Jeff Daniel, Websound’s CEO. “Well, we’ve figured out a way.”

UPDATE

Rusty Hodge replies:

    This is silly. The issue is not sources that come from digital playback automation systems – which are easy to track – it’s about
    LIVE PROGRAMMING that originates from within the analog realm. There
    are no filenames in that case!

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