World Wide Web Artists Consortium

SIGs: Digital Broadcasting

SIG Leaders Susan Jacobson
Ed Lenert
Location Marymount Manhattan College, 221 East 71 Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Time 6:00 pm
Standard Meeting monthly

Joint WWWAC Digital Broadcasting SIG
and WWWAC Law SIG Meeting

The New Webcasting Rules:
What Producers Should Know

When: Thursday, October 24, 6 - 8pm

Congress, the Recording Industry Association and Webcasters large and small have been in heated negotiations to determine fair and appropriate royalty payments for streaming commercial media on the Internet. In this panel discussion, Mr. John Simson, Executive Director of SoundExchange, the licensing arm of the Recording Industry Association, and Mr. Kevin Shively, Director of Interactive Media at, will discuss the details of the new rules, and the ramifications for small and independent Webcasters.

Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
2nd Floor Mezzanine

FREE Admission
No RSVP Required


John Simson, Executive Director, SoundExchange. SoundExchange is the licensing arm of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Kevin Shively, Director of Interactive Media, is a classical Internet radio station with one of the largest listening audiences of any single station on the Internet. Kevin was among the group of smaller Webcasters who sought to lessen the impact of royalty rates as set by CARP, and has negotiated with SoundExchange and the RIAA.


Susan Jacobson, Assistant Professor, Digital Media, Marymount Manhattan College
Professor Jacobson is also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Wide Web Artists' Consortium (WWWAC), and she is director of the new WMMC Digital Broadcasting Studio at Marymount.

The Digital Broadcasting Special Interest Group (DIGICAST) covers topics from Webcasting to the convergence of television and the Internet to emerging digital television formats.

About the SIG Leaders

Susan Jacobson
Susan is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Marymount Manhattan College, where she directs the Digital Media Lab. She is also a member of the WWWAC Board of Directors.

Ed Lenert
Edward Lenert is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. He is Director of the Webcasting Education Center at Queens (WECQ.ORG).