Judges Reject Appeals From Webcasters

Not a good sign of the future. I'm really not sure what benefit this brings the industry at all. All it means is less exposure to more music. Great thinking fellas. I betcha none of those judges have ever even streamed radio before.


Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists. A broad group of public and private broadcasters, including radio stations, small startup companies, National Public Radio and major online sites like Yahoo Inc. and Time Warner Inc.'s AOL, had objected to the new royalties set March 2, saying they would force a drastic cutback in services that are now enjoyed by some 50 million people.