Topic: Rep. Jason Chaffetz

Pro Sports Leagues Targeted in Tax Reform Movement

Taxing NFL and NHL could add $109 million to federal revenue

Professional sports leagues like the National Football League and the National Hockey League are getting swept up in the move towards tax reform in Congress. Two bills introduced in the the…

Sen. Schumer to Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Patent Trolls

Bill would allow for review

Patent trolls, companies that don't produce or manufacture products, but make a living buying up patents in order to sue other companies, may not have long to prosper—if Congress can…

Bill Targeting Patent Trolls Could Be First Nail in the Coffin

Bill would force trolls to pay legal costs of defendants if they lose cases

This could be the year Congress takes serious action against patent trolls, non-practicing entities that buy up patents and virtually extort companies to pay up for violating frivolous patents. A good…

Lawmakers Ponder Disparity in Internet Radio Fairness Act

Music performance rates a pandora's box

A bill to lower music performance royalties for Internet radio is probably dead on arrival in Congress unless traditional broadcasters that have never paid a penny to musicians are asked…

Pandora Is Poster Child in Music Biz Fight Over Internet Royalties

Ad placed ahead of House hearing

Pandora has become the poster child in the fight over royalties for music streamed over the Internet. As the debate heats up in advance of a House Judiciary hearing at…

Internet Radio Organizes Fight for Lower Web Royalties

Pandora, Clear Channel among founding members

Internet radio services like Pandora may be popular, but they haven't been profitable, largely because of crippling music royalties. Hoping to turn around a lousy business model, Pandora and Clear…