Hastings Business Law Journal


This note argues that The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 is unsuccessful at achieving its goal of an effective administrative system for determining copyright royalty rates between the private parties that make up copyright owners and copyright users. To prove this, the note analyzes the Copyright Royalty Board's rate-setting in the proceeding, coined Webcaster II, announced February 16, 2005, the final rule and order determined on May 1, 2007, and the subsequent decision of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued on August 7, 2009.