April 2, 2007
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Andi Sporkin, NPR
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NPR FILES MEMORANDUM IN RESPONSE
TO ORDER ON MOTIONS FOR REHEARING
OF THE COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD JUDGES




Washington, D.C.; April 2, 2007 – Today, NPR submitted a memorandum in response to the Order on Motions for Rehearing of the Copyright Royalty Board Judges dated March 20, 2007. NPR filed on behalf of itself, all NPR Member stations and all Corporation for Public Broadcasting-qualified radio stations.

NPR statement from Andi Sporkin, Vice President for Communications, NPR:

“In this filing, we are asking the Copyright Royalty Board judges for a public rehearing where we can provide supplemental testimony and oral argument of its motion, on the public record. We are also asking the CRB and the recording industry to remember public radio's non-commercial status and our public service mission, as other royalty groups and decisions have done for years. As in the past, a reasonably-determined flat fee would be fair and just, for us and for the recording industry. We hope the unique nature of public radio and its longstanding public service to the music community and music listeners will not only be recognized, but be able to continue.”

Read the memorandum in this pdf.