The webcasting royalty rates as

  • The webcasting royalty rates as set by the Copyright Office are out, and, as one might suspect, nobody is happy with them. The recording industry says they’re too low, the small webcasters say they’re too high. I haven’t had a chance to investigate this myself yet, but it seems that in general the indie opinion is that the rates are too high for independent, non-profit or hobby webcasters to swallow, since they make no account for lack of revenue — the rates apply whether you make any money or not. 2600 has a short opinion on it that lays it out simply. You can also find out more at


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