The new rates, which are retroactive to last year, were decided on Friday by the Copyright Royalty Board, a panel of three copyright judges, and made public Tuesday on the board's Web site, COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD DECISION. For the rest of the article, click HERE
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD INCREASES ROYALTIES FOR WEBCASTERS
I was an online DJ from 1998-2003 through Live365.com. Back in the old days, streaming music over the Internet was relatively inexpensive. Since that time, many new webcasters have jumped into the mix. That may all change due to a ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board which increases the royalty payments these webcasters have to pay to record labels and artists.
Will this ruling eliminate small webcasters from the marketplace?