Lawmakers Spar Over Radio Royalty Rate Legislation

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 5:47 PM EST) -- Legislation to close the wide gap in music royalty rates paid by Internet and satellite radio companies sharply divided members of Congress at a hearing Wednesday as proponents argued that Internet radio is now paying unduly high royalties and detractors said lowering the rates would hurt musicians.

The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet discussed a bill that would set royalties for Internet radio stations like Pandora using the same model used for royalties paid by satellite radio stations like Sirius...
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