U.S. Copyright Office Sets Royalty Rates For Online Music Broadcasts

Law360, New York (February 11, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Copyright Office has published royalty rates for online music broadcasts and named the non-profit SoundExchange as the sole designated agent to collect and distribute royalties from webcasters and new online subscription services.

The new regulations govern rates and terms for online music subscription services with non-interactive streaming components, internet radio stations and traditional broadcasters that simulcast signals online.

The regulations rubberstamp an earlier agreement between the music industry and webcasters on a proposed 0.0762 cents per performance or 1.17 cents per aggregate hour tuned...
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