A group called SaveNetRadio is working hard to combat the ruling by the Copyright Royalty Board that would dramatically raise the rates Internet radio webcasters pay. The group maintains that this will force most webcasters out of business.
While The Beat isn't a huge consumer of Internet radio, we have made use of it on occasion. It's cool, because you can find just about anything out there you want, or stuff you didn't know you wanted until you found it. Anyway, there has been legislation introduced in both the House (H.R. 2060) and Senate (S. 1353) that would reverse the ruling.
The Beat doesn't know enough about the various parties involved in this decision, but we do know there is plenty of interesting reading (albeit filtered by SaveNetRadio) on SaveNetRadio's latest news page.