Monday, April 16, 2007

Why Do Internet Broadcasters Have To Pay At All

Judges reject appeals from webcasters

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. (Nasdaq:YHOO - news) 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.

Oh right money I forgot how potential money is the same as really having it to them. So they are going squeeze 'em 'til they choke them lifeless. That will show 'em who's the man. And then 50 mill people run over to the favorite DRM music seller and all will live happily ever after

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