CC, NPR File Challenges To Copyright Ruling
March 19, 2007 at 5:27 PM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL and NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, among other broadcasters, this afternoon filed challenges to the COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD's ruling to raise royalty fees for webcasters, AP reports. CLEAR CHANNEL asked for a reconsideration of key parts of the ruling, saying that the methods used to calculate the fees were faulty.
NPR's petition, which asks for a rehearing with the CRB, was filed on behalf of some 1,000 member stations and non-NPR stations accredited by the CORP. FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING. NPR argued in its filing that the new rules would have "crippling effects" on public radio's ability to meet its mandate of serving the public interest.