ASCAP’s Podcast Fees Nominal; Legal Licensing Still Complex

Updated: Wil Wheaton writes us in agreement that "$20 a year is entirely reasonable, and it doesn't make it cost-prohibitive for hobbyists to pay the fee." Of course, that still raises the question of how to handle other rights that may apply and could be more costly — those not administered by ASCAP. And I agree with Wil: podcasting could be a fantastic promotional tool for music that could be crippled by overzealous license fees from music labels. Boing Boing certainly seems to have an axe to grind with ASCAP — after Wil Wheaton blasted ASCAP for adding podcasting to …

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