Friday, May 11, 2007

Internet Radio has Senate Support

We have been touting the Internet Radio Equality Act (H.R. 2060), introduced on April 26th in the House of Representatives. This Act, which now has dozens almost over one hundred co-sponsors, would reverse the decision of the Copyright Royalty Board and impose a mandatory license fee of 7.5% of revenues for internet radio stations.

On May 10, Senators Ron Wyden (D. Or.) and Sam Brownback (R. Kan.) co-sponsored a companion bill in the Senate, S.1353. This is encouraging news. We hope that this bill attracts the same kind of bipartisan support in the Senate as has been shown in the House.

It is important that you contact your Senators to tell them how important it is to support this bill. In addition, if your Representative has not yet supported this bill, please contact him or her as well.

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