Notice of Intent To Audit, 3786 [2016-01300]

Download as PDF 3786 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 14 / Friday, January 22, 2016 / Notices Muzak LLC for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014. Section 384.6(c) requires the Judges to publish notice in the Federal Register within 30 days of receipt of a notice announcing the Collective’s intent to conduct an audit. Today’s notice fulfills this requirement with respect to SoundExchange’s December 23, 2015, notices of intent to audit. Dated: January 19, 2016. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2016–01299 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 16–0005–CRB–AU] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of five notices of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account submitted by broadcasters Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., Greater Media Inc., Saga Communications Inc., and Univision Communications Inc. and the 2013 and 2014 statements of account submitted by broadcaster Townsquare Media Broadcasting concerning royalty payments each made pursuant to two statutory licenses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, grants to copyright owners of sound recordings the exclusive right to publicly perform sound recordings by means of certain digital audio transmissions, subject to certain limitations. Specifically, the right is limited by the statutory license in section 114 which allows nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services and eligible nonsubscription services to perform publicly sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions. 17 U.S.C. 114(f). In addition, a statutory license in section 112 allows a service to make necessary ephemeral reproductions to facilitate the digital transmission of the sound recording. 17 U.S.C. 112(e). Licensees may operate under these licenses provided they pay the royalty fees and comply with the terms set by mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Jan 21, 2016 Jkt 238001 the Copyright Royalty Judges. The rates and terms for the section 112 and 114 licenses are set forth in 37 CFR parts 380 and 382–84. As part of the terms set for these licenses, the Judges designated SoundExchange, Inc. as the Collective, i.e., the organization charged with collecting the royalty payments and statements of account submitted by eligible nonsubscription services such as broadcasters and with distributing the royalties to copyright owners and performers entitled to receive them. 37 CFR 380.13(b)(1). As the designated Collective, SoundExchange may conduct a single audit of a licensee for any calendar year in order to verify royalty payments. SoundExchange must first file with the Judges a notice of intent to audit a licensee and deliver the notice to the licensee. 37 CFR 380.15(c). On December 23, 2015, SoundExchange filed with the Judges five separate notices of intent to audit Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., for the years 2012–14, Greater Media Inc. for the years 2012–14, Saga Communications Inc. for the years 2013–14, Townsquare Media Broadcasting for the years 2012–14, and Univision Communications Inc. for the years 2012–14. Section 380.15(c) requires the Judges to publish notice in the Federal Register within 30 days of receipt of a notice announcing the Collective’s intent to conduct an audit. Today’s notice fulfills this requirement with respect to SoundExchange’s December 23, 2015, notices of intent to audit. Dated: January 19, 2016. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2016–01300 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 16–0006–CRB–AU] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of four notices of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Batanga, DMX, Muzak Inc., and the 2013 and 2014 statements of account submitted by commercial webcaster Pandora Media Inc., concerning the royalty payments each made pursuant to two statutory licenses. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov. The Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, grants to copyright owners of sound recordings the exclusive right to publicly perform sound recordings by means of certain digital audio transmissions, subject to certain limitations. Specifically, the right is limited by the statutory license in section 114 which allows nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services and eligible nonsubscription services to perform publicly sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions. 17 U.S.C. 114(f). In addition, a statutory license in section 112 allows a service to make necessary ephemeral reproductions to facilitate the digital transmission of the sound recording. 17 U.S.C. 112(e). Licensees may operate under these licenses provided they pay the royalty fees and comply with the terms set by the Copyright Royalty Judges. The rates and terms for the section 112 and 114 licenses are set forth in 37 CFR parts 380 and 382–84. As part of the terms set for these licenses, the Judges designated SoundExchange, Inc. as the Collective, i.e., the organization charged with collecting the royalty payments and statements of account submitted by eligible nonsubscription services such as Commercial Webcasters and with distributing the royalties to the copyright owners and performers entitled to receive them under the section 112 and 114 licenses. 37 CFR 380.4(b)(1). As the designated Collective, SoundExchange may conduct a single audit of a licensee for any calendar year in order to verify royalty payments. SoundExchange must first file with the Judges a notice of intent to audit a licensee and deliver the notice to the licensee. 37 CFR 380.6(c). On December 23, 2015, SoundExchange filed with the Judges notices of intent to audit Batanga, DMX, and Muzak Inc., for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014 and Pandora Media Inc. for the years 2013 and 2014. Sections 380.6(c) requires the Judges to publish notice in the Federal Register within 30 days of receipt of a notice announcing the Collective’s intent to conduct an audit. Today’s notice fulfills this requirement with respect to SoundExchange’s December 23, 2015, notices of intent to audit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 16-0005-CRB-AU]


Notice of Intent To Audit

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of five notices 
of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account 
submitted by broadcasters Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., Greater Media 
Inc., Saga Communications Inc., and Univision Communications Inc. and 
the 2013 and 2014 statements of account submitted by broadcaster 
Townsquare Media Broadcasting concerning royalty payments each made 
pursuant to two statutory licenses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, Program Specialist, by 
telephone at (202) 707-7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Act, title 17 of the United 
States Code, grants to copyright owners of sound recordings the 
exclusive right to publicly perform sound recordings by means of 
certain digital audio transmissions, subject to certain limitations. 
Specifically, the right is limited by the statutory license in section 
114 which allows nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services 
and eligible nonsubscription services to perform publicly sound 
recordings by means of digital audio transmissions. 17 U.S.C. 114(f). 
In addition, a statutory license in section 112 allows a service to 
make necessary ephemeral reproductions to facilitate the digital 
transmission of the sound recording. 17 U.S.C. 112(e).
    Licensees may operate under these licenses provided they pay the 
royalty fees and comply with the terms set by the Copyright Royalty 
Judges. The rates and terms for the section 112 and 114 licenses are 
set forth in 37 CFR parts 380 and 382-84. As part of the terms set for 
these licenses, the Judges designated SoundExchange, Inc. as the 
Collective, i.e., the organization charged with collecting the royalty 
payments and statements of account submitted by eligible 
nonsubscription services such as broadcasters and with distributing the 
royalties to copyright owners and performers entitled to receive them. 
37 CFR 380.13(b)(1). As the designated Collective, SoundExchange may 
conduct a single audit of a licensee for any calendar year in order to 
verify royalty payments. SoundExchange must first file with the Judges 
a notice of intent to audit a licensee and deliver the notice to the 
licensee. 37 CFR 380.15(c).
    On December 23, 2015, SoundExchange filed with the Judges five 
separate notices of intent to audit Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., for 
the years 2012-14, Greater Media Inc. for the years 2012-14, Saga 
Communications Inc. for the years 2013-14, Townsquare Media 
Broadcasting for the years 2012-14, and Univision Communications Inc. 
for the years 2012-14.
    Section 380.15(c) requires the Judges to publish notice in the 
Federal Register within 30 days of receipt of a notice announcing the 
Collective's intent to conduct an audit. Today's notice fulfills this 
requirement with respect to SoundExchange's December 23, 2015, notices 
of intent to audit.

    Dated: January 19, 2016.
Suzanne M. Barnett,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2016-01300 Filed 1-21-16; 8:45 am]
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