Internet Broadcasters File Emergency Stay To Halt Rate Increase
The Digital Media Association, NPR and the Small Commercial Webcasters Group filed an emergency stay in the U.S. Court of Appeals to delay higher royalty rates for Internet radio broadcasters. The motion requests that the court delay the “radical and arbitrary” recording royalty rate increase imposed by the Copyright Royalty Board on May 1st.
Legislation that would repeal the increase is pending in the U.S. Senate and House, but may not be brought to a vote before July 15th, the day that the first payments under the increased rates are due.
More information on the US Court Of Appeals Emergency Stay.