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NPR Asks For Do-Over in Streaming Rates

NPR asked the Copyright Royalty Board judges for a public rehearing in the streaming rates case.
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NPR asked the Copyright Royalty Board judges for a public rehearing in the streaming rates case.

The network wants to provide supplemental testimony and oral argument of its motion, on the public record, according to a spokeswoman.

“We are also asking the CRB and the recording industry to remember public radio’s non-commercial status and our public service mission, as other royalty groups and decisions have done for years,” stated Andi Sporkin, NPR vice president for Communications.

The recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board has each station paying a minimum of $500 royalty to stream their signal over the Internet. NPR has said the new rates are 20 times what noncoms have been paying in streaming royalties.

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