Webcasters' Plea Falls on Deaf Ears

Internet radio broadcasters will need to fend for themselves in the face of efforts by the music industry to raise royalty fees, as Congress holds off on intervening

Small Webcasters intent on keeping Internet radio stations from going out of business best not look to Congress for help. That's the message from a June 28 House of Representatives hearing aimed at resolving a dispute over efforts to increase the royalties paid by Web radio stations to musicians and record labels for spinning their songs.

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