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Final Webcasting Royalty Rates Published – A Comparison of How Much Various Services Pay

Posted in Internet Radio, Music Rights
Last week, the Copyright Office published in the Federal Register the final decision of the Copyright Royalty Board on the statutory rates for Internet radio royalties - royalties paid by webcasters for the noninteractive streaming of sound recordings.  As we have made clear before, these are royalties that are paid in addition to the royalties paid to ASCAP, … Continue Reading

David Oxenford Conducts Webinar for State Broadcast Associations on Legal Issues in the Digital Media World – Including a Discussion of Ephemeral Copies of Sound Recordings

Posted in Intellectual Property, Internet Radio, Music Rights, On Line Media, Website Issues
Dave Oxenford this week conducted a seminar on legal issues facing broadcasters in their digital media efforts.  The seminar was organized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, and originated before a group of broadcasters in Lansing, but was webcast live to broadcasters in ten other states.  Dave addressed a variety of legal issues for broadcasters in connection with their website operations … Continue Reading

Digital Legal Issues For Broadcaster’s Websites – David Oxenford Addresses Maine Association of Broadcasters Convention

Posted in Internet Radio, On Line Media, Website Issues
Broadcasters have a host of other legal issues that they should consider in connection with their digital presence.  At last week’s Maine Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention in Bangor, Dave Oxenford addressed these issues, including service marks and copyrights, employment matters, music on websites, the use of social media, privacy and sponsorship disclosure.  A copy of Dave’s presentation on the Legal Issues in … Continue Reading

Webcasters Settlement Act Agreements Published in the Federal Register – Dates to Elect These Deals Set

Posted in Internet Radio
The four settlement agreements between SoundExchange and different groups of webcasters were published in the Federal Register today, setting the dates by which Internet radio operators need to opt into the terms of certain of these deals by filing a Notice of Election with SoundExchange.  The deals each have different opt in dates, so it does … Continue Reading

David Oxenford Discusses Legal Issues at the Christian Music Broadcasters Momentum ’09 Conference

Posted in Appearances
On September 10, 2009, David Oxenford addressed the Christian Music Broadcasters’ Momentum ’09 Conference in Orlando, Florida.  Dave’ s presentation was titled 18 Issues in 18 Minutes: What a Broadcaster Should Worry About From Washington DC.  In 18 minutes, Dave discussed topics including the FCC’s proposed localism rules, sponsorship identification and noncommercial underwriting issues, contest fines, FCC technical operating and … Continue Reading

Court Rejects Webcaster Challenge to Copyright Royalty Board Decision on Internet Radio Royalties – And Does Not Rule on Constitutional Issue of CRB Appointment

Posted in Internet Radio
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today released its decision for the most part rejecting the appeals of webcasters of the 2007 decision of the Copyright Royalty Board setting Internet Radio royalty rates for the use of sound recordings.  The Court generally upheld the Board’s decision, finding that the issues raised … Continue Reading

Reminder – Internet Radio Royalty Minimum Fee Due on January 31

Posted in Internet Radio, Website Issues
Each year, Internet radio stations must pay a minimum fee to SoundExchange, and that fee is due by January 31.  These minimum fees are applied against  the obligations of a Internet radio service to pay royalties for the use of sound recordings on their stations.  SoundExchange does not send bills, so webcasters must remember, on their own, … Continue Reading