Teh internets are all a-buzz today with the news of a decision from the Copyright Royalty Board [CRB].
Yesterday’s decision by the CRB states that they will not overturn their previous decision to significantly increase royalties paid on each song played on an internet radio station. There was hope that there would be some leeway and a compromise could be reached, but this decision sinks that hope. Now, the only action left is to conduct “negotiaions” via litigation in the court system.
Musician David Byrne has taken a stance on the issue, and it makes for good reading. It is especially relevant, being that Byrne is both a musician and internet radio broadcaster.
The advocacy site SaveNetRadio.org put together this video, in the style of your average campaign commercial: