RealNetworks on the new royalty rates

Wired Blog NetworkIf you’ve not yet tired of the discussion about the newly announced royalty rates for Internet radio (now apparently being reconsidred), you might be interested in this post from Wired magazine’s blog.

It contains the full text of the testimony that Bob Kimball, Senior VP of RealNetworks, gave to the US House of Representative’s Subcommittee on Telecomunications and The Internet in early March. Kimball was testifying specifically on behalf of RealNetworks and The Digital Media Association (DiMA), but also with an eye to effect of the new rates on smaller webcasters.

Read the full text of his testimony at Wired Blog Network.

DiMA also has some resources on its site that may be worth your attention if these new rates are of concern.

We welcome your comments on this issue, either to this post, or to the ongoing comment discussion here.

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