Bloomberg reports that Canadian radio stations have won a federal court decision that will allow them to exclude production costs of radio commercials from the amount on which royalties must be paid. SOCAN fears that the decision could result in the loss of millions of dollars in payments.
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Dozens of Internet radio stations will go silent today in protest of the royalty rate hike in the U.S. I covered some of the Canadian implications last spring.
The Copyright Board of Canada this morning issued its decision on royalties for music played on commercial radio stations. The decision is a huge win for the copyright collectives (SOCAN and NRCC) and a corresponding loss for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. The Board has ruled that the prior tariffs […]