Keep internet radio from being crushed by monopolists

Senator Boxer, Senator Feinstein,
I ask you to please support the Internet Radio Equality Act and become a co-sponsor. It serves to keep the playing field level between broadcast radio and internet radio. Internet radio is currently a viable, legitimate business. Without this Act, webcasting fees would completely kill this industry… and for no good reason except to keep entrenched broadcast radio stations in business in the face of legitimate competition.

Thank you very much,
Lee Sonko

One Comment

  1. Lee says:

    Senator Boxer got back to me today in email very non-commitaly

    Dear Friend:

    Thank you for writing to me regarding proposed changes to the assessment of royalty fees that Internet radio broadcasters pay to musicians and record labels. I appreciate hearing from you on this issue.

    As you may know, the federal Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has released its plan for charging online radio broadcasters for royalties. The Internet Radio Equality Act of 2007 (S.1353), which was recently introduced in the Senate, would nullify the CRB’s proposal and prevent the new royalties assessment plan from taking effect.

    S.1353 is currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind should this legislation come before the full Senate.

    Again, thank you for writing to me. Please keep in touch with me about this and any other issue of concern to you.

    Barbara Boxer
    United States Senator

    Please visit my website at http://boxer.senate.gov

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