Tag Archives: Copyright Royalties

Court Affirms Most Webcasting Royalty Rules

The D.C. Circuit has (with one minor exception) affirmed the 2007 webcasting royalty decision of the Copyright Royalty Judges, AFTER the private parties affected by the royalty decision had worked out various deals largely circumventing the CRJ decision. And for the second time in two weeks, the Court has mentioned, without resolving, serious questions about the constitutionality of the CRJs.… Continue Reading

Time to Put Up or Shut Up on Performance Rights

The House Judiciary Committee is poised to "mark up" (vote on) HR 848, the Performance Rights Act, this Wednesday, May 13.    With HR 848 currently boasting 41 co-sponsors, and the opposition movement claiming formal support from 184 Representatives who have signed on to H Con Res 49, the Local Radio Freedom Act, the future of this legislation … Continue Reading

Broadcasters Know Their Webcasting Rates; How Will this Affect Webcasting’s Fate?

The National Association of Broadcasters ("NAB") and SoundExchange, the designated "receiving agent" that collects and distributes copyright royalties paid as part of the statutory license applicable to webcasting, have announced a settlement under the "Webcaster Settlement Act" which sets the royalty rates to be paid by broadcasters streaming music on the Internet during the years 2009-2010.… Continue Reading

TV Stations’ Cable and Satellite Copyright Royalty Claims Due July 31

Claims for cable retransmission copyright royalties and/or satellite copyright royalties earned during 2007 must be submitted to  the Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress by Thursday, July 31, 2008.  Eligibility for royalties is based on carriage of your station’s programming outside of your local service area.  As a general matter, a station is … Continue Reading