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 Beethoven.com, will discuss
the details of the new rules, and the ramifications for small and
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John Simson, Executive Director, SoundExchange.
SoundExchange is the licensing arm of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Kevin Shively, Director of Interactive Media, Beethoven.com.
Beethoven.com 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
About the SIG Leaders
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.
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).