As you may well know, U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) filed legislation that would reverse a recent decision of the federal Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to drastically increase the amount internet radio stations have to pay to air their songs. For those of you interested you can read the proposed legislation, here. This is yet another one of those situations where you may want to write a letter expressing your opinion.
May 15 is the day that the new royalty rates will be recalculated, forcing many internet radio stations off the air. Perhaps forever. Someone play a sad song. Oh wait, never mind. —MEGHANN MARCO
Lawmakers hope to prevent demise of Internet radio [Representative Jay Isnlee]