Tuesday, January 30, 2007

RIAA and Statutory Mechanicals

This article regarding the RIAA's request for a lowering of the statutory mechanical rate states:

The current rate is out of touch with reality, the RIAA argued for the labels in papers filed with the Copyright Royalty Judges. The rate hasn't been adjusted by the government since 1981. Meanwhile, the labels, songwriters and music publishers have been able to make a deal..

Did someone not fact check the article, or am I missing something? Here is a chart showing all the changes in the statutory rate since 1909. The last time I looked the CARP's were part of the "government."



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