Senate hears the Internet radio blues, takes action

My faith in the U.S. government has been restored…if only for a fleeting second

Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) have just introduced the Internet Radio Equality Act of 2007. “July 15, when collection begins on the new royalty fees, literally will be the day the music died,” said the two senators in a joint announcement. If passed, the bill would overturn the decision of the Copyright Royalty Board and replace it with a rate mandated by Congress—7.5 percent of total revenues.

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