I just got this email from HD (HostingDepartment.net) and I am just wondering if there is any truth to the matter.
But what if the music is your own? Do you still need a license? And are HD alowed to suspend your shoutcast if you don't provide one because you are only streaming your own music? What if your not streaming music at all? And it's a chat show?Due to changes in our policies we have to verify some details. All new & hosted shoutcast services will need to provide a license. This is required by law. Any new & current shoutcast accounts must now have a radio/streaming license to stream music on our servers. All shoutcast services will now be suspended until this is verified. You can email your license details to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If these details are not sent within 72 hours any shoutcast account which hasn't been verified will be removed.
Streaming music without a license is breaking the law & carries a maximum fine of $10000.
Head Of Shoutcast Services (HD, HDS)