It looks like Internet radio has taken another blow. The issue is a new policy set by the Copyright Royalty Board that, according to Cnet “prescribe rate hikes of .08 cents per song per listener retroactive to 2006. The rates would climb to .19 cents per song by 2010, which amounts to a 30 percent increase per year. Each station would also have to hand over a minimum $500 royalty payment under the ruling”. This policy will eseentially end Internet radio including streaming byt local stations such as KHUM.
Update: There is a web site mobilizing support for Internet Radio.