Apparently this ruling was intended to help music artists, but I believe strongly that it will only hurt them. Myself, I would not have heard of half the artists I listen to, had I not discovered them via internet radio.
Click here for more information, as well as to learn about The Internet Radio Equality Act currently in Congress. They'll even give you the numbers of your local congressmen if you wish to give them a piece of your mind.
Also, a new rant for those on my rant filter, fun fun.