Saturday, April 28, 2007

Fwd: Royalty Update: The Internet Radio Equality Act Introduced

Live365 Broadcasting Team wrote: To: Subject: Royalty Update: The Internet Radio Equality Act Introduced From: "Live365 Broadcasting Team"
Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 18:31:23 -0700 (PDT)

April 27, 2007
Dear Live365 Broadcasters,
On March 21st, I wrote you regarding the initial ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) announcing catastrophically high new royalty rates as well as a $500/year minimum per station. Despite the outcry of nearly all webcasters, the CRB denied the request for a rehearing and has proceeded with their original ruling.

In response to these new and unfair fees, Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) introduced the Internet Radio Equality Act (HR 2060) on April 26th. This bill will provide immediate relief from the proposed new rates and can save thousands of Internet radio stations from going off the air.

Live365 and the other members of the SaveNetRadio Coalition fully support this proposal and are working diligently to see it turned into law. The next step is to line up cosponsors for HR 2060, but time is running short.

We ask that you IMMEDIATELY:

CALL your Representative and ask them to cosponsor HR 2060 -- the Internet Radio Equality Act. Click here to find your Representative's number.

NOTIFY -- YOUR LISTENERS, ARTISTS, and FRIENDS -- and have them call THEIR Representatives with the same request to cosponsor HR 2060.

We thank you again for all of the great support so far. Let's keep the momentum building into a crescendo that everyone can hear.


Jason Stoddard
Director, Broadcasting

PS. It looks like Live365 will be observing the "Day of Silence" on May 8th. More information to come...

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