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Washington Post on Internet Radio Royalties – Settlment Discussions Ongoing, But Can an Agreement be Reached?

Posted in Internet Radio
The Washington Post today ran an article on the continuing Internet radio royalty battle - highlighting the service Pandora and the fact that it will likely go out of business if the current dispute about royalties is not resolved.  We wrote (here and here) about many of these same issues in our coverage of the … Continue Reading

Senate Hearing: The Search for Compromise on Music Performance Royalties – Part One: The Issue of Standards

Posted in Broadcast Performance Royalty, Internet Radio
Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the sound recording performance royalty, titling the hearing  "Music and Radio in the 21st Century: Assuring Fair Rates and Rules Across Platforms" (a webcast of which can be accessed here).  While the hearing was ostensibly to search for a way to come up with a uniform system of … Continue Reading

Broadcast Performance Royalty Passes House Subcommittee – But It’s Not Done Yet

Posted in Broadcast Performance Royalty, Intellectual Property, Internet Radio
Once again, the extension of the sound recording performance royalty to broadcasters has become a hot topic in Washington. The subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property of the  House Judiciary Committee yesterday approved the bill introduced by Congressman Berman (about which we first reported here).  That bill would include broadcasters in the Section 114 sound recoding … Continue Reading