In what comes as a (very small) bit of breathing space for Internet radio, a three-judge panel has pushed back
the date in which new royalty fees will take effect. The decision will give these stations two additional months to plan, as well as give more time for appeals and other actions to take place. The royalty increase has been huge bone of contention to many, with people claiming it will put many companies out of business because they will be unable to afford their fees. That didn't sway the hearts of those at the CRB who are steadfast
in getting more money.
The loudest voice opposing the increase is SaveNetRadio.org
, which hopes to get the fees lessened or other stipulations put in place for smaller companies.