] ASCAP only has the right to license public performance of
] non-dramatic works. This is outside the scope of PROs.
] Podcasts are not broadcasts, or more specificly, not public
] However, a PRO is not able to license the mechanical copy.
Did you read my posts? I agree with you totally in principal and this is what I said initially, but it turns out ASCAP is claiming that ANY digital transmission of a sound recording is a public performance regardless of whether the transmission is actually played. They are collecting from online music stores for their SALES.
RE: Boing Boing: Wil Wheaton: So, ASCAP to *license* podcasts? Readers respond.