Greater Media pushing for defeat of "performance tax"

Garrett Wollman
Sat Jun 20 14:15:25 EDT 2009

<<On Sat, 20 Jun 2009 12:28:57 -0400, Richard Chonak <> said:

> The radio industry argues that this discrepancy has only existed a few 
> years, and was created by legislation that the recording industry 
> promoted, and that the RIAA did so on the rationale that digital media 
> were more conducive to the creation of high-quality copies than were 
> broadcast media.

Spurious argument.  The royalty scheme applies to all digital
broadcasting, not just Internet streaming.  Sirius XM has to pay, too,
even though it's particularly difficult to make a high-quality copy of
their low-quality audio.


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