Blackburn, Eshoo introduce “retrans” bill for radio

By on May, 7 2014 with Comments 0

Anna EshooHouse Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chair Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, introduced on 5/7 H.R. 4588, the Protecting the Rights of Musicians Act. This bipartisan legislation would condition the ability of broadcasters to opt for retransmission consent payments on whether radio stations they own pay performers for their music.

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