A new proxy-friendly streaming service is about to go on line, allowing people to be on the Shoutcast network for far less than what it could cost otherwise, and with pricing similar to Live 365.
Becuase all stations are in the Shoutcast directory. It is fairly easy to get an address to plug into. Bascially, what this service does is plug into your Shoutcast server, and monitors what you play for royalty tracking purposes. Once they found my station in Shoutcast, they would just simply look at the recently played URLs in Winamp, find the URL to my server, and once copied down, simply plug that into Windows Media Player at work (Windows Media can play most streams on the Shoutcast network), and are good to go, no circumvention, no muss, no fuss.
However, someone could look at the list of recently played URLs in Shoutcast, find the URL for my server, jot that down, and then simply plug that in to Windows Media Player when they get to work. Because NONE of my servers are in any filtering lists, the URL for my stream would be blocked, and a user could log in from work. The entrepneurs who just started this service may well have a real winner on their hands. They beleive, as I do, that there is nothing wrong with Internet radio at work, as long as you are getting your work DONE, and want to help stations be able to get past firewalls