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US Senate Joins the Webcast Fray

Looks like SoundExchange and the RIAA will be defending their indefensible royalty rates on two fronts — the US Senate has introduced S. 1353, The Internet Radio Equality Act. Along with H.R. 2060 (which is approaching 100 co-sponsors), this bill would vacate the Copyright Royalty Board’s recent decision to charge webcasters both small and large a higher rate than is paid by even satellite radio (and certainly higher than what AM and FM currently pay).

Webcasters are still in need of public support, which you can show here.

Internet Radio Gets a Reprieve, HR 2060

The Copyright Royalty Board has moved the date on which its new, predatory royalty rates for streamers take effect from May 15th to July 15th. This makes it more likely that the Internet Radio Equality Act (H.R. 2060), currently moving through Congress, will indeed pass in time to head off this catastrophe for small webcasters.

Stay abreast of all the developments here, and show your support by taking action as suggested here.