Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback April 16 when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists, CNN.com reports. A broad group of public and private broadcasters had objected to the new royalties set March 2, saying they would force a drastic cutback in services that are now enjoyed by some 50 million people. In its April 16 ruling, the Copyright Royalty Board judges denied all motions for rehearing and also declined to postpone a May 15 deadline by which the new

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