Sunday, March 04, 2007

U.S. Copyright Royalty Board Rejects Webcasters, Embraces SoundExchange

U.S. Copyright Royalty Board Rejects Webcasters, Embraces SoundExchange
Listening Post [Wired News], publication date: 4 March 2007
"The board ignored the arguments of the International Webcasting Association and other webcasters, and apparently simply endorsed the proposal of the RIAA-associated SoundExchange royalty organization, which represents the major and some indie labels."


Stu Baker said...

Some reaction to this change in royalty structure from media companies and web casters "Copyright Ruling Worries webcasters"

Anonymous said...

I thought you might be interested in this, given your coverage of online radio.

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) just released a report on Internet Radio and Copyright Royalties at an event on Capitol Hill on May 10. In the report, we describe problems with the current copyright royalty system for Internet Radio, and what steps Congress should take to reform this system. Specifically, we say that Congress should grant the same performance copyright to all broadcast technologies; modify the statutory license to allow copyright owners to specific separate rates for each sound recording; and allow copyright owners to assign separate rates to small and non-commercial webcasters.

The report is available on our website at -