SIRIUS tells hearhoward.org to STOP!

Monday, January 23, 2006

UPDATED
Over the past few weeks there has been an illegal stream of Howard’s SIRIUS show for free online at www.hearhoward100.com and www.hearhoward.org . Personally I think that SIRIUS did the right thing here sending this Cease and Decist (that you can read here) You can talk about this in the GSI Forum here. We are told SIRIUS and Stern are working out some issues in getting the Howard Stern Show streaming at www.sirius.com It is reported that Stern wants to stream his show at www.howardstern.com . SIRIUS wants to make sure that the stream is for subscribers only. We will have to see how this all works out, but SIRIUS and Stern were not happy out these free or “stolen� web streams of his show.
A Sirius spokesman called the audio streams online piracy and said the company would do “whatever it takes� to enforce its copyrights. “I think Howard, like us, would appreciate people paying for his show,� said Patrick Reilly of Sirius.

UPDATE: We are told that SIRIUS sent out a "good number" of cease and decist letters, not only for Howard content but also BUBBA content... The lawyers are working hard at SIRIUS.. .

Read the Cease and Decist Letter here
Read more on this here

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard has said they are working on it and the reason given was that he wants it on howardstern.com as well. I don't think this excuse holds water as Margaritaville (31) is available for free on radiomargaritaville.com so I don't see why that is an issue.

Make it available to subscribers on the net, like the other channels, and many people will be less likely to stream themselves, record... etc.

Mon Jan 23, 04:34:00 PM EST  
Blogger Damian said...

Radio Margaritaville did not make millions of people pay $12.95 for the service, and I do not think you can but radio Margaritaville and Howard on the same level.

Mon Jan 23, 05:36:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about canadians and soldiers in Iraq? Not to mention i'm sure these guys were not hurting Howard too much.

Mon Jan 23, 10:32:00 PM EST  
Blogger Win said...

Just a quick clarification Damian: those websites never actually streamed the show, they just planned to. This is to the best of my knowledge anyway...I visited those sites a day or so before the C&D letters were announced and there was just an announcement of plans to stream. The site creator's blog also indicates the same. Just wanted to point that out for the sake of clarity in your post.

Tue Jan 24, 12:44:00 PM EST  
Blogger Damian said...

Streaming was not up but you could download files. If you look at the letter from SIRIUS you can see on page 3 a copy of the web page. I was told that the live stream was up for a short bit.

Tue Jan 24, 07:20:00 PM EST  

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