Senate introduces webcaster bill

It looks like momentum to save Internet Radio is tilting to our side: Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) introduced legislation on Thursday to save the fledging medium. The Internet Radio Equity Act would vacate a recent ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board that would have boosted fees for webcasters anywhere from 300 to 1200 percent, essentially putting them out of business.

Similar legislation was introduced in the House a few weeks ago by congressmen Don Manzullo (R-IL – represents the Rockford area) and Jay Inslee (D-WA).