Webcasting Determination Announced by Librarian of Congress.
While listening to blues
on Live365.com, I read on their home
page that the
Librarian of Congress announced the new royalty rate for Webcasting.
Live365 was \"disappointed\" by the rate, \"seven one-hundredth of a cent,
per song, per performance, per listener,\" but still had up a request that
folk send a
\'thank you\' letter to \"Senators Leahy
and Hatch to thank
them for their attention to this issue.\" They held Senate hearings
on May 15th to discuss the webcasting rates. The audio
of the hearings are currently archived as part of 365\'s (slightly
quirky) government news radio stream collection. The site also
has a resource page on the CARP,
the \"Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel.\"
Webcaster, Webcast, Internet Web Radio Online, News
Google search: [CARP
| radio |
radio stations shut down to protest LOC/Copyright Office ruling.\" -post
Radio Faces Increased Royalty Fees.\" -post by Aaron
Fees for Broadcasting Songs Online Worry.\" -post by Blake
- \"Use the sample letter, below, or create your own.\"
Dear Chairman Leahy
and Senator Hatch:
Thank you for holding
a hearing about Internet radio and the
risk that Internet
radio is going to be crushed by high
royalties owed to
the record industry. I listen to Internet
radio, I enjoy it
a great deal, and I have purchased several
CDs after first
hearing the music online.
Internet radio helps
me discover new music and enjoy more
varieties of old
music. It is great for artists who don’t get
airplay on broadcast
radio, and great for listeners like me who
Please make sure
that royalties do not kill Internet radio, so
that I can continue
to discover new artists and new music.
Honorable Orrin Hatch
Honorable Patrick Leahy