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Harvard Journal of Law Technology Volume 19 Number 1 Fall 2005 WILL CONGRESS KILL THE PODCASTING STAR Matthew J Astle TABLE OF CONTENTS I INTRODUCTION 162 II A PODCASTING PRIMER 163 A Origins 163 B Technology 164 C Growth and Practice 165 III WEBCASTING THE FATE PODCASTING WANTS TO AVOID 169 A Introduction and History 169 B A Tangled Web of Webcasting Law 171 1 Rights Under Copyright Law 171 2 The Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act 172 3 The Digital Millennium Copyright Act 173 4 Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels 174 C The Webcasting CARP Decision and Its Aftermath 176 D Where Is Webcasting Today 178 IV PODCASTING S POOR FIT WITH THE CURRENT LEGAL REGIME 180 A Podcasting and the Creation of Copyright 180 B Podcasting and Original Content 181 1 Reproduction and Implied Licenses 181 2 Scope of the Implied License 186 3 Revocation of the Implied License 187 4 Distribution and the First Sale Doctrine 188 5 Podcasting and Digital Rights Management 190 C Podcasting and Non Original Content 192 1 Licensing Rights to Reproduction of Sound Recordings 192 2 Licensing Rights to Reproduction of Musical Works 193 3 Licensing Rights to Performances of Sound Recordings 196 4 Licensing Rights to Performances of Musical Works 201 5 The Safe Harbor of Creative Commons 203 J D cum laude Harvard Law School B A Music and B A Communications magna cum laude Brigham Young University Currently practicing in the copyright and mass media groups at the Washington D C law firm Wiley Rein Fielding LLP Thank you to Paul Weiler and my wife Shelly Astle for comments and support throughout the drafting and revising of this article 162 Harvard Journal of Law Technology Vol 19 6 Public Domain Music 204 7 Licensing Other Audio Content 204 8 Contributory Infringement 205 V CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 207 A Congress Should Act to Help Podcasting 207 B Action Items for Congress 207 1 Implied Nonexclusive License 207 2 Digital First Sale Doctrine 208 3 Digital Rights Management 209 4



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