Press Releases

ITIF to Host Briefing on Release of Internet Radio and Copyright Royalties Report

The March 2007 decision by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to more than double the rates that webcasters pay to stream music over the next three years will have a disastrous effect on Internet Radio. A careful review of the CRB decision reveals that not only is this rate increase unfair and undeserved, but it reflects a fundamentally broken system for determining copyright royalty rates. Many critics, including small radio owners, National Public Radio (NPR), and members of Congress, have spoken out against t