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Webcasters v. RIAA

Webcaster Alliance, Inc. “announced its’ concerns about anticompetitive conduct in the market for Internet radio, which were made in a letter to the Recording Industry Association of America. The Alliance notified the RIAA of its’ intention to initiate legal proceedings unless the RIAA takes concrete steps to address anticompetitive conditions in the market that threaten to eliminate small commercial webcasters.” As of this afternoon, there has been no response on the RIAA site to this announcement.

  • See also, Webcasters threaten to sue RIAA: “The Webcaster Alliance, a group representing about 300 Net radio stations, says royalty agreements negotiated last year at the behest of Congress and the Library of Congress threaten to put a number of small stations out of business.”
  • My previous postings on webcasters and royalty agreements.
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