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SoftTV spinoff IceRadio flirts with litigation over streaming copyright songs offshore

News | 08/23/2001 4:00 am EDT

An Ottawa-based online radio station could face legal challenges similar to ICraveTV.com unless it can prove that copyrighted songs on its site are staying within Canada’s borders, according to an Internet law expert. IceRadio.com Inc, a recent spinoff from parent company SoftTV.net, has a catalog of over 25,000 tunes available for on-demand streaming, including those from the most popular artists. The site explicitly states that the music is for Canadian ears only, although the service appears to rely on the honour system rather than a firewall to keep non-Canadians out.

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