Internet Radio Companies Oppose New Copyright Fees

Several Internet radio companies are arguing that a recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board, a three-member panel under the Library of Congress, would make it almost impossible for them to stay afloat. Besides increasing the charge for each song, the ruling established a $500 minimum payment for each Web channel -- making it difficult for companies like RealNetworks and Pandora to offer as many different kinds of music as they do now.

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