The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Federal Appeals Court Rejects DiMA Petition

Federal Appeals Court Rejects DiMA Petition

by , 1:20 PM EDT, July 12th, 2007

The federal Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) previously put into place severe new royalty payments required of broadcasters playing music. That brought on an urgent DiMA petition for a stay that would defer retroactive fees that would put many Internet radio stations out of business. A federal appeals court has declined to grant that petition.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia said that the opponents of the fees, "have not satisfied the stringent standards required for a stay pending court review." The story was carried by C|Net.

The Digital Media Association (DiMA) which represents members like Live365 and Pandora, has been carrying on this battle to preserve the viability of Internet radio. Jonathan Potter, the DiMA executive director said that he was hopeful a compromise could still be reached.

The new fees go into effect July 15th.

DiMA pointed out that the new fees could cost the largest Internet radio operators, Yahoo, RealNetworks, and Pandora more than US$1B in the first year. Some stations will be "forced to make very difficult decisions about what music, if any, they are able to offer," Mr. Potter said.

Now, the only recourse is legislation that would overturn the CRB's ruling. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) is a sponsor of just such legislation, and for now, legislation instigated by consumers and constituents seems to be the only hope for saving Internet radio in its current form.

  

Recent TMO Headlines - Updated December 7th

Tue, 7:16 AM
CT Scan Gives Unique Look Inside AirPods
Mon, 5:15 PM
Dave and Bryan Give You (Ideas for) Gifts – TMO Daily Observations 2021-12-06
Mon, 4:28 PM
WhatsApp Users Can Enable Disappearing Messages by Default
Mon, 1:45 PM
Apple TV+ Suggests Christmas Viewing
Mon, 1:31 PM
Apple TV+ Earns Nine Critics Choice Awards Television Nominations
Mon, 12:57 PM
iPhone 13 And Apple Watch Carrier Rebate Wrangles
Mon, 12:44 PM
Verizon Automatically Tracks Your Data in New Update
Mon, 12:17 PM
Here is Every Free Video Streaming Service T-Mobile Gives Customers
Mon, 11:17 AM
Hundreds of Tor Servers From 'KAX17' Threaten to Deanonymize Users
Mon, 11:06 AM
HYPER Funds New HyperDrive Duo Pro 7-in-2 USB-C Hub on Indiegogo
Mon, 10:46 AM
Sale: Get 20% Off Satechi Charging Hubs for 4 Days
Mon, 10:40 AM
Apple TV+: How 2020 Affected 'Swagger'
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Daily Observations
  • TMO on Twitter!