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