Distribution of 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund Royalties (Copyright Owners and Featured Artists Subfunds), 38713-38714 [2017-17166]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 15, 2017 / Notices 4. Discussion regarding recommendations for LSC’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget request 5. Public comment regarding FY 2019 budget request 6. Consider and act on FY 2019 Budget Request Resolution 2017–XXX 7. Additional public comment 8. Consider and act on other business 9. Consider and act on adjournment of meeting CONTACT PERSON FOR INFORMATION: Katherine Ward, Executive Assistant to the Vice President & General Counsel, at (202) 295–1500. Questions may be sent by electronic mail to FR_NOTICE_ QUESTIONS@lsc.gov. ACCESSIBILITY: LSC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act. Upon request, meeting notices and materials will be made available in alternative formats to accommodate individuals with disabilities. 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ACTION: Notice soliciting comments on motion for partial distribution. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion for partial distribution in connection with 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund royalties. DATES: Comments are due on or before September 14, 2017. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Aug 14, 2017 Jkt 241001 You may send comments, identified by both docket numbers 16– CRB–0014 DART–SRF (CO) (2015) and 16–CRB–0022–DART–SRF (FRA) (2015),1 by any of the following methods: CRB’s electronic filing application: Submit comments online in eCRB at https://app.crb.gov/. U.S. mail: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024– 0977; or Overnight service (only USPS Express Mail is acceptable): Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024–0977; or Commercial courier: Address package to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–403, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559– 6000. Deliver to: Congressional Courier Acceptance Site, 2nd Street NE., and D Street NE., Washington, DC; or Hand delivery: Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM– 401, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. Instructions: Unless submitting online, commenters must submit an original, five paper copies, and an electronic version on a CD. All submissions must include the Copyright Royalty Board name and docket number(s). All submissions received and accepted will be filed and posted to eCRB on https://www.crb.gov without change, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic filing and case management system, at https://app.crb.gov/ and search for docket number 16–CRB–0014 DART– SRF (CO) (2015) or docket number 16– CRB–0022–DART–SRF (FRA) (2015). For documents not yet uploaded to eCRB (because it is a new system), go to the CRB Web site at https:// www.crb.gov/ or contact the CRB Program Specialist. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Brown-Blaine, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or email at crb@loc.gov. ADDRESSES: 1 The motion was filed under docket number 16– CRB–0014 DART–SRF (CO) (2015). CO stands for Copyright Owners subfund. The motion should have included a second docket number because it includes a request regarding both the CO subfund and another subfund (the Featured Recording Artists (FRA) subfund). An additional docket number, 16–CRB–0022–DART–SRF (FRA) (2015), has been assigned to the motion. (Note that the docket number for the Copyright Owners fund has been revised to add an F after SR to bring it into conformity with eCRB docket numbering protocols.) PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38713 On June 23, 2017, the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (AARC), on behalf of itself and claimants with which it has reached settlements (Settling Claimants) filed with the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) a Notice of Settlement and Request for Partial Distribution of the 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund Featured Recording Artists and Copyright Owners Subfunds Royalties (Notice and Request). In the Notice and Request, AARC states that the Settling Claimants have agreed among themselves concerning distribution of the 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund royalties from two subfunds: Copyright Owners and Featured Recording Artists. With respect to the Featured Recording Artists Subfund, AARC represents that it has reached settlements with all but one claimant (Herman Kelly). AARC contends that Mr. Kelly had sales of approximately 157,000 out of a total of 1 billion sold for the year. Notice and Request at 2. With respect to the Copyright Owners Subfund, AARC represents that it has reached settlements with all but four claimants (Herman Kelly, Eugene Curry, George Clinton, and C. KunspyruhzyGeorge Clinton). AARC contends that the combined sales of the non-settling copyright owners is approximately 192,000 units out of approximately 1 billion sold for the year. Id. at 3. AARC requests a partial distribution of 98% from the Copyright Owners Subfund and an equal percentage from the Featured Recording Artists Subfund pursuant to Section 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act. Under that section of the Copyright Act, before ruling on a partial distribution motion the Judges must publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking responses to the motion to ascertain whether any claimant entitled to receive such royalty fees has a reasonable objection to the proposed distribution. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(3)(C). Consequently, this Notice seeks comments from interested claimants on whether any reasonable objection exists that would preclude the distribution from the 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund of 98% of the royalties in the Featured Recording Artists Subfund and 98% of the royalties in the Copyright Owners Subfund to the Settling Claimants. Any party wishing to advise the Judges of the existence and extent of an objection must do so, in writing, by the end of the comment period. The Judges will not consider any objections to the partial distribution motion that are raised after the close of that period. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 38714 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 15, 2017 / Notices Dated: August 9, 2017. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief U.S. Copyright Royalty Judge. Submitting Comments’’ in the section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly Clayton, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555–0001; telephone: 301–415– 3475, email: Beverly.Clayton@nrc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION [FR Doc. 2017–17166 Filed 8–14–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION [NRC–2017–0175] I. Obtaining Information and Submitting Comments Biweekly Notice: Applications and Amendments to Facility Operating Licenses and Combined Licenses Involving No Significant Hazards Considerations Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Biweekly notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to Section 189a. 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Under the Commission’s regulations in § 50.92 of title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR), this means that operation of the facility in accordance with the proposed amendment would not (1) involve a significant increase in the probability or consequences of an accident previously evaluated, or (2) create the possibility of a new or different kind of accident from any accident previously evaluated; or (3) involve a significant reduction in a margin of safety. The basis for this proposed determination for each amendment request is shown below. The Commission is seeking public comments on this proposed determination. Any comments received within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice will be considered in making any final determination. Normally, the Commission will not issue the amendment until the expiration of 60 days after the date of publication of this notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 156 (Tuesday, August 15, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38713-38714]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17166]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket Nos. 16-CRB-0014 DART-SRF (CO) (2015) and 16-CRB-0022-DART-SRF 
(FRA) (2015)]


Distribution of 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund Royalties 
(Copyright Owners and Featured Artists Subfunds)

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice soliciting comments on motion for partial distribution.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion for 
partial distribution in connection with 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund 
royalties.

DATES: Comments are due on or before September 14, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by both docket numbers 16-
CRB-0014 DART-SRF (CO) (2015) and 16-CRB-0022-DART-SRF (FRA) (2015),\1\ 
by any of the following methods:
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    \1\ The motion was filed under docket number 16-CRB-0014 DART-
SRF (CO) (2015). CO stands for Copyright Owners subfund. The motion 
should have included a second docket number because it includes a 
request regarding both the CO subfund and another subfund (the 
Featured Recording Artists (FRA) subfund). An additional docket 
number, 16-CRB-0022-DART-SRF (FRA) (2015), has been assigned to the 
motion. (Note that the docket number for the Copyright Owners fund 
has been revised to add an F after SR to bring it into conformity 
with eCRB docket numbering protocols.)
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    CRB's electronic filing application: Submit comments online in eCRB 
at https://app.crb.gov/.
    U.S. mail: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 
20024-0977; or
    Overnight service (only USPS Express Mail is acceptable): Copyright 
Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024-0977; or
    Commercial courier: Address package to: Copyright Royalty Board, 
Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM-403, 101 
Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000. Deliver to: 
Congressional Courier Acceptance Site, 2nd Street NE., and D Street 
NE., Washington, DC; or
    Hand delivery: Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial 
Building, LM-401, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20559-
6000.
    Instructions: Unless submitting online, commenters must submit an 
original, five paper copies, and an electronic version on a CD. All 
submissions must include the Copyright Royalty Board name and docket 
number(s). All submissions received and accepted will be filed and 
posted to eCRB on https://www.crb.gov without change, including any 
personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board's electronic 
filing and case management system, at https://app.crb.gov/ and search 
for docket number 16-CRB-0014 DART-SRF (CO) (2015) or docket number 16-
CRB-0022-DART-SRF (FRA) (2015). For documents not yet uploaded to eCRB 
(because it is a new system), go to the CRB Web site at https://www.crb.gov/ or contact the CRB Program Specialist.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 23, 2017, the Alliance of Artists 
and Recording Companies (AARC), on behalf of itself and claimants with 
which it has reached settlements (Settling Claimants) filed with the 
Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) a Notice of Settlement and Request 
for Partial Distribution of the 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund 
Featured Recording Artists and Copyright Owners Subfunds Royalties 
(Notice and Request). In the Notice and Request, AARC states that the 
Settling Claimants have agreed among themselves concerning distribution 
of the 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund royalties from two subfunds: 
Copyright Owners and Featured Recording Artists.
    With respect to the Featured Recording Artists Subfund, AARC 
represents that it has reached settlements with all but one claimant 
(Herman Kelly). AARC contends that Mr. Kelly had sales of approximately 
157,000 out of a total of 1 billion sold for the year. Notice and 
Request at 2.
    With respect to the Copyright Owners Subfund, AARC represents that 
it has reached settlements with all but four claimants (Herman Kelly, 
Eugene Curry, George Clinton, and C. Kunspyruhzy-George Clinton). AARC 
contends that the combined sales of the non-settling copyright owners 
is approximately 192,000 units out of approximately 1 billion sold for 
the year. Id. at 3.
    AARC requests a partial distribution of 98% from the Copyright 
Owners Subfund and an equal percentage from the Featured Recording 
Artists Subfund pursuant to Section 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act. 
Under that section of the Copyright Act, before ruling on a partial 
distribution motion the Judges must publish a notice in the Federal 
Register seeking responses to the motion to ascertain whether any 
claimant entitled to receive such royalty fees has a reasonable 
objection to the proposed distribution. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(3)(C). 
Consequently, this Notice seeks comments from interested claimants on 
whether any reasonable objection exists that would preclude the 
distribution from the 2015 DART Sound Recordings Fund of 98% of the 
royalties in the Featured Recording Artists Subfund and 98% of the 
royalties in the Copyright Owners Subfund to the Settling Claimants. 
Any party wishing to advise the Judges of the existence and extent of 
an objection must do so, in writing, by the end of the comment period. 
The Judges will not consider any objections to the partial distribution 
motion that are raised after the close of that period.


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    Dated: August 9, 2017.
Suzanne M. Barnett,
Chief U.S. Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2017-17166 Filed 8-14-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 1410-72-P