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Both parties appeal the webcasting fees

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2002 6:50

Both parties, webcasters and RIAA, will ask court to overrule Librarian of Congress' decision from June to set the fixed royalty fees for webcasts.
Obviously, both sides appeal for different reasons -- RIAA obviously claims that the set royalty fee level is too low and meanwhile webcasters say that the fee structure is putting webcasters out of business. Later argument seems to be more accurate, since according to Radio And Internet Newsletter, over 200 webcasters have already shut down their businesses because of the royalty fee decision.

According to experts, court decision will take at least several months. Case is expected to go in court by end of this year.


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