'...beginning of the end' for some school stations
Music Industry News - as it happens
Source: Mi2N - June 21, 2002
The webcasting rate decision made by the Librarian of Congress, "could be
the beginning of the end for many Educational and student programs at
Colleges and Universities around the country," says the CBI (Collegiate
A non-profit organization with a membership of college broadcasters, the CBI
says in a statement:
"We are saddened that the process has prevented the Librarian and the Copyright Office from setting rates and record keeping requirements that appropriately reflects our members ability to comply and pay those fees. In the coming days, we will be communicating with our members concerning the options available to them and then move forward with an agenda.
"We are hopeful that the members of Congress ... can see that the outcome is
detrimental to students across the country, the general public and will
result in a loss of revenue for the copyright holders. A quick legislative
solution is needed to help save the student programs."
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» Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. Webcasting Statement