SaveNetRadio Marches On Washington
May 1, 2007 at 12:53 PM (PT)
The SAVENETRADIO coalition took its message to WASHINGTON, DC today as more than 70 webcasters, artists, and labels met with nearly 100 members of CONGRESS as part of a "Hill Walk" to ask for their support of the Internet Radio Equality Act.
"Millions of Internet radio listeners, webcasters and artists are fighting for the very future of the vibrant industry they depend on, and today they brought that fight to CONGRESS," SAVENETRADIO's JAKE WARD said. "The threat looming over Internet radio is very real and will not discriminate. The royalty rate increase imposed by the COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD will bankrupt small webcasters immediately and put larger webcasters out of business in the coming months. No one benefits from an increase in royalty rates that will bankrupt the industry. As PANDORA's JOE KENNEDY has said repeatedly, 'Dead webcasters pay no royalties.'"
Dead webcasters pay no royalties.