The full decision of the Copyright Royalty Board on Internet Radio royalties, excluding confidential information, has now been made public and is available here. In December, we wrote about the rates and terms of the royalties that webcasters pay to SoundExchange for the public performance of sound recordings as set by the CRB decision, and about some of the ramifications of that decision for various classes of webcasters. The rates were adopted by the Copyright Royalty Board after a long hearing held last year, and after argument by the parties appearing in the case. We’ll have more details on the decision and the Board’s reasoning in the coming days, but the 203 pages of the decision are now available for your review. A little light weekend reading….
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