When reporting on copyright and licensing issues, we've often leaned on the clear explanations from industry attorney David Oxenford and the Broadcast Law Blog. Here's another resource to bookmark: Terry Hart's Copyhype blog and his A Brief History of Webcaster Royalties.
It's a great run-down of the laws that provide the framework for Internet radio sound recording royalties (the DPRA and the DMCA), the various webcasting rate determinations and settlements, and yet another clear and concise explanation of "801(b)" vs. "willing buyer willing seller."
Hart began the blog in August, 2010. He received his J.D. from our hometown Chicago-Kent College of Law and has a certificate in intellectual property law. He was also a media monitor and mobile disc jockey. The front page of Copyhype is here.