Most Popular Articles
House Passes Webcaster Bill
Washington - Sep 27, 2008 - House bill 7084, the Webcaster Settlement Act, has been passed in the House of Representatives. The bill allows webcasters to negotiate with the music industry for a royalty rate lower than that mandated by Congress last year. The NAB had opposed the bill, which had the legislation on hold. But according to an article on CNET, the NAB met with Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) and expressed its concerns about webcasters striking a deal before broadcasters. Sound Exchange, the RIAA group that collects royalties, has until Dec. 15 to negotiate a new royalty rate. CNET says the NAB was worried that the deadline didn't give it enough time to strike its own royalty agreement.
CNET says that Rep. Berman agreed to extend the deadline to Feb. 15, 2009, to allow the NAB the additional time it needed. CNET quotes Berman as saying, "There isn't anything in the act that prevents traditional broadcasters from reaching their own royalty rate."
The bill is expected to pass in the Senate without any problem. Read the bill at this link.
Acceptable Use Policy blog comments powered by Disqus
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today in Radio History
The history of radio broadcasting extends beyond the work of a few famous inventors.
EAS Information More on EAS
The feed provides feeds for all US states and territories.
Need a calendar for your computer desktop? Use one of ours.
Information from manufacturers and associations about industry news, products, technology and business announcements.
Browse Back Issues[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Also in the March Issue
- The "And More" of Automation
- FCC Enforcement Items to Watch
- Testing AM Antennas
- New Products
- Field Report: Cloud Microphones Cloudlifter CL-1
- New Products at the 2014 NAB Show
- Side by Side: IP Codecs