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Old 19th February 2010, 17:17   #12
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Originally posted by soundque
subscription based - for the high-quality stream, free to listeners of the low-quality.

Ok. I do something similar. My free streams are "tolerable" for listening but low enough on bitrate that I don't worry about costs associated with bots and I know they aren't going to be happy with the result. As long as your high quality streams are password protected so only those who qualify can tune in, I'd say it's not worth worrying too much about the low quality streams and who might be leeching. If you use some of the strategies I mention to "deter", it shouldn't get out of control.
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