Today is a Day of Silence on the Internet. Major players including Yahoo Music and Pandora (but curiously not the web-only-for-now Boise Community Radio) have taken their streams offline to protest rate hikes due to go into effect next month.
The Congressionally authorized Copyright Royalty Board has tripled the royalty fees that Internet radio webcasts must pay effective July 15, retroactive to January 2006. The new fees are higher than the revenue generated by many small webcasters, and they represent a cost increase of about 300% for the largest webcasters. For more info, see SaveNetRadio.org. Thanks to t reel for the tip on this.
Update Tuesday evening: Boise Community Radio apparently did join the protest, at least in part. See an email sent by station director Jeff Abrams in the comments below.