Webcast Genocide: Casting Lambs to the Slaughter

Turns out there are now some big-time losers in the wash-up from the US Copyright Royalty Board’s decision late last year. Sure, broadcasters did OK, from what, on the surface, looked to be a victory for common sense in regards to web-streaming. But alas, like most legal quandaries, the devil is in the detail. While the impost of broadcast royalty rates thankfully went down about 30-percent, making it just a little bit easier for many of middle America’s commercial radio stations to keep operating above poverty levels, the rates for internet-only webcasters, went up. For those of us primarily interested in the survival of Australian commercial radio, that really didn’t mean a lot at the time

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