New Legislation Proposed To Reduce Small Webcasting Fees

Federal lawmakers have introduced the Internet Radio Fairness Act is a bill that would exempt from royalties any business that makes less than $6 million in annual revenue which is a group that would include the vast majority of online radio stations unaffiliated with a larger Internet or broadcasting company. This bill in effect would not force small webcasters to face bankruptcy in making these royalty payments and would continue to make the Internet diverse for all of its users.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Could the legislature change the law and basically override the Copyright Office’s decision?


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