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Commercial Webcaster

Webcasters which are neither tax-exempt under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code (e.g. churches, schools, etc.) nor owned by a governmental entity are “commercial” webcasters. The Copyright Royalty Board’s determination for 2016-2020 webcasting rates can be found here

  • Commercial Webcasters (WSA) 
    • An alternate category for “internet only” webcasters that do not own or operate FCC-licensed AM or FM stations, created as a result of the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009.

2016

This category is not part of the 2016-2020 webcasting rates and terms. Applicable services may wish to operate in 2016 as a Commercial Webcaster (CRB).

  • Broadcasters
    • FCC-licensed AM or FM stations which simulcast their terrestrial programming and nonsubscription transmissions on the Internet (or with nonsubscription Internet-only side channels).

2016

 

The category does not exist in 2016. Please click here for Commercial Webcaster information. 

 

  • Small Broadcasters
    • Broadcasters which stream less than 27,777 aggregate tuning hours annually.

2016

This category is not part of the 2016-2020 webcasting rates and terms. Applicable services may wish to operate in 2016 as a Broadcaster

  • Pureplay Webcasters
    • Webcasters which generate their primary source of revenues from webcasting.

2016

This category is not part of the 2016-2020 webcasting rates and terms. Applicable services may wish to operate in 2016 as a Commercial Webcaster (CRB)

 
  • Small Webcasters
    • Webcasters which earn less than $1.25 million annually in Gross Revenues and which exclusively offer nonsubscription transmissions.

2016

This category is not part of the 2016-2020 webcasting rates and terms. Applicable services may wish to operate in 2016 as a Commercial Webcaster (CRB) or a Broadcaster.

  • Microcasters
    • These Small Webcasters are “hobbyist” level services which (1) have annual Gross Revenues less than $5,000, (2) have Expenses less than $10,000 annually, and (3) stream less than 18,067 aggregate tuning hours annually.

2016

This category is not part of the 2016-2020 webcasting rates and terms. Applicable services may wish to operate in 2016 as a Commercial Webcaster (CRB) or a Broadcaster.

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