New reporting requirements for webcasters

Originally posted 2014-07-30 13:27:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Crack broadcasting consultant John Catlett, who sits with me on the advisory board of WPRB in Princeton and like me is an alumnus of the station (and who unlike me followed his broadcasting jones for life), reports on an item in the Radio And Internet Newsletter (some links added):

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) has just announced the required recordkeeping format for Internet webcasters streaming on the Internet. The full text of the decision can be found here.

Basically, the requirements set forth by the CRB obligate those streaming their signals on the Internet must keep track of the music that they play for at least two weeks of every quarter, and report that music to SoundExchange in an ASCII format. The CRB found that an ASCII formatted report could be generated by Excel or Quattro Pro spread sheets…

The article links back to this blog post at the Broadcast Law Blog.

By Ron Coleman

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