Lawmakers Look To Cut Down On Internet Radio Royalties

Law360, Los Angeles (September 21, 2012, 8:58 PM EDT) -- Three U.S. lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation Friday that would lower the royalty fees paid by Internet radio stations to a level equal to the rate paid by other digital radio broadcasters.

The Internet Radio Fairness Act would change the way copyright judges calculate royalty rates paid by Internet radio providers so that it conforms with the method used to calculate rates paid by cable and satellite broadcasters and would allow webcasters to make digital copies of music they’ve already purchased. The measure was introduced by Rep....
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