Long title for this post – sorry ’bout that … but there are a few implications that come to my mind in this ever-flatter world. More on that in a bit … but first:
I should not be astounded by the lack of
thought common sense intellegience … oh, I give up … they clearly lack something – and it ain’t smarts …
Musing #1 – since this would only apply to US-based broadcasters, this does nothing to really protect artists nor to assist them in getting fair payment for their music. We can see the emergence of Internet radio coming from other countries. Ergo, the artists these
idiots lobbyists organizations proclaim to protect will lose out anyway.
Musing #2 – is it possible … just ever so possible that a different business model should be figured out?!? This is what we in the learning community / profession are struggling with … trying to figure out our relevance, contribution, process, whatever regards to learning and learners in this ‘flat world.’ Just as current, well-worn models for learning and ID aren’t making the grade (pun intended), so too these current business models or regulations are way off the mark.