The last ounce of hope for preventing new webcasting royalty rates from crippling internet radio on July 15 has been dashed by the U.S. Court of Appeals. NPR's request for a stay on the new rates was just denied.
This means that many webcasters, small and large, will go out of business, and non-commercial webcasters like WFMU may have to cap online listenership. The situation is dire, and it seems as though our only hope is to convince Congress to pass the Internet Radio Equality Act (even if they pass it after July 15). If you haven't already, please contact your Senators and Representatives. Visit savenetradio.org for more info.