Lawmakers Push To Save Online Radio

Law360, New York (April 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- About 10 days after a panel of copyright judges delivered a crippling blow to online music broadcasters, a new bill introduced in the House of Representatives could rescue the programmers and put Internet radio on equal ground with other programmers.

The Internet Radio Equality Act, proposed last Thursday, would overrule the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision to more than triple royalty fees broadcasters must pay to stream music online.

Under the Act, Webcasters would be subject to the same royalty-setting standards applied to satellite radio, cable radio,...
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