DC Circ. Partially Overturns Webcaster Royalty Rates

Law360, New York (July 10, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has partially overturned the royalty rates levied on Internet radio webcasters, vacating a $500 annual minimum fee but leaving in place the per-play royalty rates established by the Copyright Royalty Board.

The opinion, handed down Friday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, granted only some solace to the commercial webcasters, who were led by the Digital Media Association, and noncommercial webcasters such as Collegiate Broadcasters Inc., who had claimed the rates set by the CRB for transmitting...
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