Today’s New York Times has a piece on the proposed royalty-rate hike for Internet radio stations. What caught our eye was a line near the end that suggests the Copyright Royalty Board, which is in charge of collecting said royalties, may not be up on 1980s musical technology, let alone 21st-century innovations:
Many involved in Internet radio contend that the Copyright Royalty Board members do not understand the technology. At one point in the proceedings, according to the transcript, one member asked if the term “albums” could refer to CDs as well as vinyl records.
Oh boy. Well, who knows? Maybe that member’s CD collection only consists of maxi-singles, because he’s a remix fiend.