CBI calls for stay of webcast fees
Music Industry News - as it happens
Source: Mi2N - October 26, 2002
Collegiate Broadcasters Inc has filed an Emergency Motion for a stay of the
due date of webcasting fees.
It made the move following a decision by the Librarian of Congress to deny
an earlier CBI plea for a stay, claiming "lack of standing" because CBI was
not an "aggrieved party".
The CBI, however, says members will be irreparably harmed by paying the fees
before the issue is settled by the court.
The National Association of Broadcasters and Live365, among others, have
also asked the Copyright Office to push back the due date pending the
outcome of court challenges to the fee.
"It became obvious to us that the Copyright Office could not to listen to
reason, due to procedural restraints'," said Will Robedee, CBI Vice Chair.
About 70 educational and community stations have already stopped streaming
due to the Librarian's decision, says the `Save Our Streams` web page at
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