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New Internet Radio Bill In Senate

Senator Jesse Helms is introducing the Small Webcaster Settlement Act of 2002, a new bill intended to provide some relief to webcasters from the extraordinary royalty rates they otherwise are obligated to pay for transmitting copyrighted sound recordings over the Internet.

A copy of the Bill is here.

This bill, if enacted, will mean that noncommercial webcasters, such as college Internet radio stations and hobbyists, do not need to make any payment until June 20, 2003. Read more » about New Internet Radio Bill In Senate

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Martin Garbus

Martin Garbus is a founding partner of Frankfurt Garbus Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC. One of the country's leading trial lawyers, Mr. Garbus has tried complex commercial, intellectual property, estate, and criminal cases, as well as media cases in nearly every state in the country. He has appeared before the United States Supreme Court as well as the highest state and federal courts in numerous states on many occasions. His courtroom work has ranged from long jury trials in complex estate cases and securities cases to arbitrations and short bench trials. Read more » about Martin Garbus

Brand X Internet Services, et al. v. Federal Communications Commission

CIS ARGUES FOR OPEN ACCESS TO CABLE INTERNET SERVICES

On October 31st, the Center for Internet & Society filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit for the American Civil Liberties Union and American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon in Brand X Internet Services, et al. v. Federal Communications Commission. This landmark case will review the FCC's determination that cable Internet access is an "information service" rather than a telecommunications service. Read more » about Brand X Internet Services, et al. v. Federal Communications Commission

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