Illegal file-sharing services aren't the only ones getting kicked off the Internet for failing to compensate artists.
SWCast Network, a company that hosted a platform for Internet radio stations, was recently taken offline for violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The company was accused by SoundExchange, a nonprofit that collects royalties on behalf of the music industry, of failing to compensate them since 2005.
Citing the requirements in the DMCA, SoundExchange requested that SWCast's bandwidth provider cut off service to the Webcaster. SWCast went dark two weeks later, on April 17. This was the first time in … Read more