And the award for Webcasters' Most Unlikely Ally goes to…

…Jesse Helms, who blocked the first version of the Small Webcasters Settlement Act (SWSA), and whose revised version was passed by both houses of Congress on 14 Nov. Although his motives were apparently to provide relief for small, conservative Christian webcasters, he’s inadvertantly provided hope for all small and non-commercial webcasters. Although the SWSA itself isn’t an adequate solution, it at least keeps the door open for one. | Salon.com