Tag: royalty

Internet radio royalty increase on indefinite hold

Internet radio royalty increase on indefinite hold

From Ars Technica: Internet radio royalty rates are not going to go up as expected — at least, not yet anyway. This announcement was made during a Congressional discussion. SoundExchange, the entity responsible for collecting the increased fees, announced that they would attempt to negotiate something more reasonable with Webcasters. The royalty increase has been […]

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Internet Radio Day of Silence

Internet Radio Day of Silence

Don’t freak out if you tune into SomaFM today and hear the San Francisco public transit system. Along with several other online radio stations, SomaFM is participating in a day of silence to demonstrate what Internet radio would be like if the increased Internet royalty fees are instated. While I’m going to miss Soma’s Groove […]

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Internet radio royalty increase delayed two months

Internet radio royalty increase delayed two months

Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica just reported that the Copyright Royalty Board is delaying the proposed royalty hike until July 15, 2007. This is good news for Internet radio, but doesn’t guarantee a fair solution to the CRB’s absurd proposed fee structure. Just in case you missed our previous coverage: The CRB is trying to […]

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HR 2060 may save Internet Radio! Your help is needed!

HR 2060 may save Internet Radio! Your help is needed!

Thanks to Gibberish readers like Roclar and BushPutin for sending this in. There is a proposed bill in Congress to address the completely rapacious demands of the copyright board. Please, please call your representative and ask them to co-sponsor the bill. There’s a long way to go, but the first step is getting the bill […]

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Another last ditch effort at helping Internet radio

Another last ditch effort at helping Internet radio

Gibberish reader Stomper sent this along to me in an email, and I think it’s important enough to warrant its own post. This was mentioned in my intial post about the proposed increase to Internet radio royalties, but the email below has a direct link to a petition/feedback form for your area Congressperson. The feedback […]

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Internet radio could be royally f**cked.

Internet radio could be royally f**cked.

Oh, I’m sorry, I meant royalty fucked. According to Ars Technica’s Eric Bangeman, the Copyright Royalty Board shitcanned the appeal to overturn the proposed increase in Internet broadcast royalties. The new royalty scheme will be effective May 15th unless a Washington, DC appelate court will do something. This is a very sad day for Internet […]

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Internet radio needs your help!

Internet radio needs your help!

I got an email message from SomaFM‘s General Manager, Rusty Hodge. Rusty is trying to oppose a new bill that will drastically increase the fees paid to the RIAA for Internet radio broadcasts. Sites like SomaFM used to pay a percentage of their income to the RIAA — in Soma’s case, 10% of their annual […]