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re: Delay Sought for Net Broadcasters

Posted by Brad on 2002-09-27, 18:30:19
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Sep 27, 11:37 AM (ET) <br> <br> WASHINGTON (AP) - Small Internet radio stations should get an extra six months before being forced to pay <br> <br> royalties to the musicians whose songs they are playing, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says. <br> <br> Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced legislation late Thursday that would delay until April 20 fees set by the U.S. Copyright Office on webcasters this summer. <br> <br> The copyright office decided in June that webcasters have to pay 70 cents per song heard by 1,000 listeners starting October 20. <br> <br> While the recording industry wanted more, many webcasters say that the rate is too high and will put them out of business. <br> <br> Traditional radio broadcasters are exempt from paying the new royalties, which would go to compensate artists and music labels for using their songs. Over-the-air radio stations use a rate based on a percentage of revenue to pay performers and record labels. <br> <br> Internet radio - either simulcasts of traditional over-the-air radio or Internet-only stations streamed through the Internet to computers - is becoming more popular at offices and homes as people get high-speed computer connections. It is expected to move more into the mainstream as wireless devices proliferate, allowing listeners to tune in while walking or driving.



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