Copyright Board to Hold Rehearing on Net Radio Ruling

    March 21, 2007

Chief US Copyright Royalty Judge James Scott Sledge announced Tuesday that his board would hold a rehearing on the controversial decision (pdf of ruling) to raise royalty rates for internet streaming to unprecedented levels and gave broadcasters and organizations who requested the rehearing until April 2nd to submit documents detailing their positions.

The move could lead to a more equitable than the excessive new rate structure which would put many internet broadcasters out of business. A variety of organizations are encouraging listener to sign petitions and contact the Congressman to help save internet radio.