The Internet Radio Fairness Act (S. 3609) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned.

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The Internet Radio Fairness Act

S. 3609: A bill to adopt fair standards and procedures by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are made with respect to webcasting, and for other purposes.

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The Internet Radio Fairness Act (S. 3609) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) 11,748 Facebook fans 85 Twitter followers

09/21/2012 – The following statement is attributable to Michael Petricone, senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, following today’s introduction of the Internet Radio Fairness Act from Representatives Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Darrell Issa (R-Cal.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.):

“CEA applauds Reps. Chaffetz, Issa and Polis and Sen. Wyden for introducing the Internet Radio Fairness Act, a common sense bill that would extend to webcasters the same standard for determining copyright royalty rates used by all other forms of non-broadcast radio.

“Under today’s outdated rules, Internet radio providers ...

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Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) 72 Facebook fans 665 Twitter followers

9/21/2012

Congressman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Congressman Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore. have introduced legislation that would help create a more level playing (and paying) field for those broadcasting radio tunes whether on the Internet or over the airwaves. The Internet Radio Fairness Act would end provisions in the Copyright Act that favor incumbents over new entrants offering online music. Various digital radio providers would pay similar royalty fees instead of the current system that charges webcasters much higher rates than other digital radio providers.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black ...

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