Constitutionality Of The Copyright Royalty Board To Finally Get Tested In Court
from the will-it-matter? dept
However, Live365 has now filed a lawsuit where this is the key issue, so hopefully a court will finally address it. Live365, of course, is at the mercy of the Copyright Royalty Board, and its ridiculous royalty rates, which make it nearly impossible to build a webstreaming business. Still, I'm not sure how much of an impact such a lawsuit can really have in the long run. As mentioned, even if it is found that the board is unconstitutional (which, a pretty plain reading of the Constitution suggests it is), it's not clear if anything really changes. The board will just get reappointed. At best this could throw out old CRB rulings. So it could be helpful to buy some time, but it's not clear if it addresses the underlying problem of why three old judges get to decide the business model of a bunch of companies.