“But there are several other things, as well as all the rest.
because these nutshells are all talking about so many different things, all at the same time.
first there is broadcast, or rebroadcast.
rebroadcast on the web is all for the good for the listener.
perhaps for the author there is the problem, evoked by others, of letting one's work "go"...
but it is a lovely and very proper idea for this sort of airy work.
in a sense I have always thought that this was what radio was about.
however, in some countries rebroadcasts do help to supplement the author's (small) earnings: web rights are really very small, if at all.
perhaps some authors will fall by the road financially because of this.
perhaps that's the way the cookie crumbles.
perhaps it doesn't matter.
or does it?
broadcast on the web... making for the web... this is where I really begin to wonder...
on internet, we can re & /or broadcast the same things as a radio station.
or the same sort of thing.
only shorter or faster or more amusing or funnier or "younger" or ...
this is not really internet specific, it has nothing to do with the aesthetics of "writing in sound" on internet... or the deontology of the problem to hand.
it is exactly the same sort of issue as broadcasting an electronic music composition (already a recording in concert form) on the air waves: it is only the support changes which changes.
no, the real question is not there.
anyway this has already been done on a lot of radio stations.
the real question is:
is there an internet specific type of product(ion)?
a product to be found?
and which will be made in what conditions?
and who is going to pay for these internet specific productions (except for Arte Radio and SilenceRadio.org and a few others I don't know about)?
and what are the public broadcasting services who still (even though we sometimes choose to see them as shortly to be dead and buried) going to be doing while all the (frustrated, and possibly impoverished and isolated) radio creators are trying to produce "something"- in conditions as yet undetermined, their own digitally equipped garrets and garages- to make a feature in the digital age."
Kaye Mortley, freelancer, France