Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Internet Radio Near Death

Follow-up to Previous Post About the Increase of Royalty Rates That Will Impact Internet Radio.

Webcasters and others who transmit music digitally say a recent ruling that raises the royalty rates for online music could put them out of business. The claim comes in the wake of higher royalty rates for Internet radio sites and other groups that stream music online that were recently announced by the Copyright Royalty Board.

The new rates set by the board, a three-judge panel appointed by the Librarian of Congress, are retroactive to last year.

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1 comment:

Journalalism said...

I think this goes to show how when the truth comes out those in power do everything they can to stop it even using excessive force. The internet can be a hard place to transmit posivity but if it fails to do so there will always be ways to transmit positivity among those who crave good sources of information whether for good purposes to teaech or to learn such information to disagree.