NPR Responds To Copyright Royalty Board For Rehearing
April 3, 2007 at 11:33 AM (PT)
On behalf of itself, all member stations and all CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING-qualified radio stations, NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO submitted a memo in response to the Order on Motions for Rehearing of the COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD judges (NET NEWS 3/21).
According to NPR VP/Communications ANDI SPORKIN, "In this filing, we are asking the COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD judges for a public rehearing where we can provide supplemental testimony and oral argument of its motion, on the public record. We are also asking the CRB and the recording industry to remember public radio's non-commercial status and our public service mission, as other royalty groups and decisions have done for years. As in the past, a reasonably determined flat fee would be fair and just, for us and for the recording industry. We hope the unique nature of public radio and its longstanding public service to the music community and music listeners will not only be recognized, but be able to continue."
Read the submitted comments here.