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September 18, 2018
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NAB Statement on DC Circuit Court Upholding Copyright Royalty Board Music Streaming Rates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today released an opinion upholding the Copyright Royalty Board’s “Web IV” music streaming rates for years 2016-2020. SoundExchange raised a number of arguments in an attempt to upend the CRB-established rates, all of which were rejected.

In response, the following statement can be attributed to Dennis Wharton, NAB Executive Vice President of Communications:

“NAB is delighted by the D.C. Circuit’s decision to uphold the streaming rates for broadcasters set by the Copyright Royalty Board."

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