Listening Post - Wired Blogs: "Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) today proposed legislation to keep Internet radio alive by vacating a Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision that could increase Internet radio sound recording royalties by 300 percent to 1,200 percent."
The "raise" I alluded to in the post title is that while this bill is virtually identical to the bill being introduced in the House, the Senate bill adds a stipulation that SoundExchange would have to reimburse webcasters under the new rates if they're overturned by appeal or Congressional intervention.
I'm sure it was total coincidence, but the day after I called my Congressman he signed on as a co-sponsor on the House bill. If nothing else, it makes me a tad less disenfranchised with the state of our political system...
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