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Tariff 22.B-G: Copyright Board Applies Existing Royalty Rates to Internet Broadcasting Activities; Majority Refuses to Set Rates for Sites Such as Facebook, MySpace and YouTube

October-27-2008

Lawyer Michael Koch, Monique McAlister, Peter Ruby
Area Communications

Summary

In the long-awaited second part of its decision establishing rates for the communication of music over the Internet, the Copyright Board determined Friday that broadcasters’ online use of music should attract essentially the same liability as their traditional broadcasts.

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