Notice of Intent To Audit, 3785 [2016-01301]

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Section 382.15(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, notice of intent to audit. Dated: January 19, 2016. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2016–01305 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 16–0008–CRB–AU] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account of Muzak LLC concerning the royalty payments its Preexisting Subscription Service 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. 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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 nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services such as Preexisting Subscription Services and with distributing the royalties to the copyright owners and performers entitled to receive them. 37 CFR 382.2. 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 382.6(c). On December 23, 2015, SoundExchange filed with the Judges a notice of intent to audit Muzak LLC’s Preexisting Subscription Service for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014. Section 382.6(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, notice of intent to audit. Dated: January 19, 2016. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2016–01301 Filed 1–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 16–0004–CRB–AU] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3785 The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of two notices of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account submitted by DMX and Muzak LLC concerning the royalty payments their Business Establishment Services 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 an exception that allows noninteractive public performances by means of a digital audio transmission that are part of a transmission to a business establishment for use in the ordinary course of its business. 17 U.S.C. 114(d)(1)(C)(iv). 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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 serve the notice on the licensee. 37 CFR 384.6(c). On December 23, 2015, SoundExchange filed with the Judges a notice of intent to audit the Business Establishment Services of DMX and SUMMARY: 1 Subject to the limitations set forth in section 114(d)(1)(C)(iv). E:\FR\FM\22JAN1.SGM 22JAN1

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 16-0008-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 a notice of 
intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account of Muzak 
LLC concerning the royalty payments its Preexisting Subscription 
Service 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 nonexempt 
noninteractive digital subscription services such as Preexisting 
Subscription Services and with distributing the royalties to the 
copyright owners and performers entitled to receive them. 37 CFR 382.2. 
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 382.6(c).
    On December 23, 2015, SoundExchange filed with the Judges a notice 
of intent to audit Muzak LLC's Preexisting Subscription Service for the 
years 2012, 2013, and 2014.
    Section 382.6(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, notice 
of intent to audit.

    Dated: January 19, 2016.
Suzanne M. Barnett,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2016-01301 Filed 1-21-16; 8:45 am]
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