Copyright Royalty Board Announces Changes in Judges

Broadcast Law Blog

With the Copyright Royalty Board now in the early stages of the next proceeding to consider webcasting royalties (see our article here ) as well as other proceedings including the distribution of cable and satellite television royalties to TV programmers (see these CRB notices ), the Chief Judge of the CRB, Suzanne Barnett, announced her retirement earlier this month. His position is temporary, so it is possible that a new Judge could be appointed for this slot at some point in the future.

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Copyright Royalty Board Announces Changes in Judges

Broadcast Law Blog

With the Copyright Royalty Board now in the early stages of the next proceeding to consider webcasting royalties (see our article here ) as well as other proceedings including the distribution of cable and satellite television royalties to TV programmers (see these CRB notices ), the Chief Judge of the CRB, Suzanne Barnett, announced her retirement earlier this month. His position is temporary, so it is possible that a new Judge could be appointed for this slot at some point in the future.

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