Internet radio bill waits for Bush signature

Written by Ced Kurtz on .

I'm glad to see the Internet radio bill passed the Senate and was sent on to President Bush.  But be mindful that the bill does not settle the problem. It only puts on hold the fees the government set for copyright holders of music streamed over the Internet. Internet radio firms said those fees were ruinous. Now the Internet radio industry and the music industry (the RIAA?) must negotiate a new fee that must be approved by Congress. Let's hope cool heads prevail. Music streaming over the Internet is good for the music industry and the artists.

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