RIAA Lobbied To The Tune Of $2.8 Million
April 17, 2008 at 5:41 AM (PT)
The recording industry's trade group spent nearly $2.8 million pumping up the volume on its lobbying on CAPITOL HILL last year.
The WASHINGTON-based RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA lobbied on a bill to limit fees charged to Internet radio stations for music broadcasts and on efforts to limit copyright violations, especially overseas.
The trade group spent $2.1 million lobbying in the second half of 2007, according to a form posted online FEBRUARY 12th by the Senate's public records office. It spent $659,000 on lobbying in the first half of the year.
Lobbyists are required to disclose activities that could influence members of the executive and legislative branches, under a federal law enacted in 1995.