WHAT IS HAPPENING IN A NUTSHELL:
Webcaster portals, like Live365.com and Shoutcast.com that host over 80,000 webcasters, will close operations. Thousands of independent webcasters will be silenced. The Corporate Webcasters that remain will be forced by the CARP proposal to infringe on your right to privacy. Your personal information will be used by organizations, such as the RIAA, for marketing and analysis.
In summation; the CARP Proposal allows unfair business trade, infringes on your right to privacy, restricts freedom of speech, and grants The Deep Pocket Corporate Webcaster monopolistic streams of income.
(the above was copied from http://www.povradio.com/riaa_carp_facts.htm)
HERE IS THE ADDRESS FOR AN ONLINE PETITION BEING SENT TO THE US COPYRIGHT OFFICE TO "Reject the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel webcasting recommendations"
HERE IS A LETTER YOU CAN SEND TO ELECTED OFFICIALS TO GET THEM TO VOTE AGAINST THIS ACT: http://www.povradio.com/carp.doc
YOU CAN FIND THE ADDRESSES AND EMAILS OF ELECTED OFFICIALS AT: http://www.congress.org
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CAN BE FOUND HERE: