Internet Music Broadcasters Protest Royalty Rates

Law360, New York (March 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A widespread group of broadcasters and online programmers has challenged a decision by the Copyright Royalty Board, claiming that it has set excessive royalty rates for streaming Internet music.

Leading the pack are the Digital Media Association and National Public Radio, which both filed motions on Monday asking the Royalty Board to rehear the issue.

Members of DiMA, a trade organization for digital music and video providers, include Yahoo Inc., Microsoft Inc., Clear Channel Communications Inc. and America Online Inc.

NPR, speaking on behalf of the...
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