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Radio stations appeal Copyright Office's decision

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 16 Jul 2002 14:43

Group of traditional radio broadcasters (you know, those that you hear from AM/FM radio :-) have appealed the court order that ordered them to pay royalties for streaming their content over the Net.
So, these giants, including Clear Channel Communications (world's biggest radio company), are basically saying that while small Net-only broadcasters should pay for both, songwriters and so-called sound-recording owners, the "real" radio stations should not pay anything for streaming. Traditional radio stations in the U.S. don't pay for artists, record labels, etc -- they only pay for songwriters. And now they're saying that this should be enough to cover both, traditional and Net radio broadcasts.

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