Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Pay to Play

The Copyright Royalty Board has dramatically increased fees to websites that provide recorded music via streaming audio. Based on the argument that the potential for ad revenues could make these profitable ventures, the CRB has thus far ignored the pleas of public radio stations with large web presences, such as KCRW here in Los Angeles. See Ruth Seymour's argument for public and indie venues here and listen to a broadcast from neighboring public radio station KPCC here.

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