Yahoo wins court case over LAUNCHcast licensing fees

By Matthew
Aug 21, 2009
  1. Yahoo scored a victory in a New York federal appeals court after it ruled that the search giant's Internet radio service could play songs without paying licensing fees to copyright holders. The US Second Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that webcasting cannot be classified as an "interactive service," which would require the fees. Instead, a webcasting service is only obligated to pay a statutory licensing fee set by the Copyright Royalty Board.

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  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    There will be appeals.
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