Senators Join Internet Music Fight

Law360, New York (May 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two senators have joined the push to undo the royalty dues a panel of judges has imposed on Internet music broadcasters, proclaiming the day the new rates go into effect will be “the day the music died.”

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) on Thursday introduced legislation to overturn the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to more than triple royalty fees broadcasters must pay, beginning on July 15, to stream music online.

“I am alarmed by the recent Copyright Royalty Board decision and the effect...
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