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Document Number: 2014-17354
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office has undertaken a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. At this time, the Office seeks additional comments on whether and how existing music licensing methods serve the music marketplace, including new and emerging digital distribution platforms.
Document Number: 2014-16726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-07-16
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations for the recordation of copyright transfers and other documents. The proposed rule is intended to reduce the amount of time the Office requires to process certain types of documents submitted for recordation and help to alleviate remitter concerns regarding the receipt of documents for processing. To these ends, the Office is proposing to amend the regulations to encourage remitters to include a cover sheet with the documents they submit for processing; allow remitters to submit long title lists in electronic format; and provide remitters with the option to request return receipts that acknowledge that the Office has received a submission. The Office invites public comment on the proposed rule.
Document Number: 2014-16537
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office seeks further comments on the state of U.S. law recognizing and protecting ``making available'' and ``communication to the public'' rights for copyright holders. This request provides an opportunity for interested parties to address issues raised in prior written comments and during the public roundtable held on May 5, 2014, as well as express their views on recent legal developments.
Document Number: 2014-13646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-06-11
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are extending the period for filing comments on Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License.
Document Number: 2014-12755
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-03
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office will host a public roundtable concerning a new procedure to allow copyright owners to audit the Statements of Account and royalty payments that cable operators and satellite carriers deposit with the Office. The roundtable is intended to elicit specific information concerning the topics listed in this notice. The Office is especially interested in hearing from accounting professionals with experience and expertise in auditing procedures and statistical sampling techniques.
Document Number: 2014-11208
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments regarding the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music that were solicited in a March 17, 2014 Notice of Inquiry. See 78 FR 14739 (Mar. 17, 2014).
Document Number: 2014-10242
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. The study will assess whether and how existing methods serve the music marketplace, including new and emerging digital distribution platforms. In addition to soliciting written comments, the Office is conducting three two-day public roundtables on music licensing issues. A Notice of Inquiry soliciting written comments in response to a number of subjects was issued on March 17, 2014, and written comments are due on or before May 16, 2014. See 78 FR 14739 (Mar. 17, 2014). At this time, the Copyright Office announces three public roundtables to be held in June 2014 in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York.
Document Number: 2014-09799
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges affirm adoption of the final regulation for filing notice of use and the delivery of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act. The purpose of this affirmation is to remove any doubt about the effectiveness of the final regulation in light of a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the constitutionality of the manner in which the Copyright Royalty Judges were appointed.
Document Number: 2014-09798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges seek written comments on two petitions for rulemaking seeking amendments to the regulations for filing notice of use and the delivery of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act.
Document Number: 2014-09822
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-30
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
On March 24, 2014, the United States Copyright Office published a final rule concerning fees for Office services. The fee for a particular service did not change, but was inadvertently omitted from the schedule of fees in the final rule. The office hereby corrects that omission.
Document Number: 2014-09656
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office has changed the location of the May 5, 2014 public roundtable announced in the Office's February 25, 2014 Notice of Inquiry for its study on the rights of ``making available'' and ``communication to the public.'' The roundtable will be held in 2226 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.
Document Number: 2014-08664
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-25
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their final determination of the rates and terms for two statutory licenses, permitting certain digital performances of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings, for the period beginning on January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2015.
Document Number: 2014-07505
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments that address topics listed in the Office's February 10, 2014 Notice of Inquiry and that respond to any issues raised during the public roundtables held in Washington, DC, on March 10-11, 2014.
Document Number: 2014-06293
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-24
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is publishing a final rule establishing adjusted fees for its services. The adjusted fees will recover a significant part of the costs to the Office of registering copyright claims and provide greater cost recovery for certain other services provided by the Office. The new fee schedule reflects some increased and decreased fees, as well as some fees that the Office determined did not require adjustment. Under the new fee structure, the fee for online registration of a standard claim will increase from $35 to $55. However, a new online registration option for single works by single authors that are not works made for hire has been introduced at a lower fee of $35. In addition to fees for registration, related services, and special services, this final rule establishes updated fees for FOIA-related services.
Document Number: 2014-05711
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-17
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office announces the initiation of a study to evaluate the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music. To aid this effort, the Office is seeking public input on this topic. The Office will use the information it gathers to report to Congress. Congress is currently conducting a review of the U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq., to evaluate potential revisions of the law in light of technological and other developments that impact the creation, dissemination, and use of copyrighted works.
Document Number: 2014-04104
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is undertaking a study at the request of Congress to assess the state of U.S. law recognizing and protecting ``making available'' and ``communication to the public'' rights for copyright holders. The Office is requesting public comments on how the existing bundle of rights under Title 17 covers the making available and communication to the public rights, how foreign laws have addressed such rights, and the feasibility and necessity of amending U.S. law to strengthen or clarify our law in this area. The Copyright Office also will hold a public roundtable to discuss these topics and to provide a forum for interested parties to address the issues raised by the comments received.
Document Number: 2014-02830
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-10
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office will host public roundtable discussions and seeks further comments on potential legislative solutions for orphan works and mass digitization under U.S. copyright law. The meetings and comments will provide an opportunity for interested parties to address new legal developments as well as issues raised by comments provided in response to the Office's previous Notice of Inquiry.
Document Number: 2014-02211
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Copyright Office will be holding three public meetings in connection with its project of reengineering the recordation of documents pertaining to copyrights. A Notice of Inquiry in connection with this project was published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2014, see Strategic Plan for Recordation of Documents, 79 FR 2696 (January 15, 2014), and is available at http:// www.copyright.gov/docs/recordation. Comments on that Notice of Inquiry are due by March 15, 2014. The public meetings will be held following the end of that comment period, on March 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California; on March 26, 2014 in Santa Clara County, California; and on March 28, 2014 in New York, New York.
Document Number: 2014-00654
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of five notices of intent to audit the 2010, 2011, and 2012 statements of account submitted by Sirius XM Radio, Inc.; IMUV, Inc.; Crystal Media Networks; Pandora Media, Inc.; LoudCity LLC concerning the royalty payments made by each pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Document Number: 2014-00638
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-15
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is requesting public comment on proposed key elements relevant to reengineering the function of recording documents pertaining to copyright pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 205. In a separate notice that will be published soon, the Office will also announce a series of public hearings on these elements, scheduled shortly after the end of the comment period on this Notice of Inquiry. The elements have been developed with the aid of previous comments obtained during the Office's two-year Special Projects process, particularly the Special Project on Technical Upgrades to Registration and Recordation Functions. (That Project's Notice of Inquiry and the comments received in response are available at http:// www.copyright.gov/docs/technicalupgrades/.) In particular, the Office is seeking comment and holding public hearings on the following elements: (1) A guided remitter responsibility model of electronic recordation; (2) the use of structured electronic documents that contain their own indexing information; (3) the linking of recordation records to registration records; (4) the use of standard identifiers, and other metadata standards, in recorded documents and the catalog of such documents; and (5) potential additional incentives to record documents pertaining to copyrights. Further explanation of these elements is to be found below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this Notice. The Office appreciates in particular comments from parties who record documents and the professionals who assist them in doing so; from parties experienced with electronic recordation in other areas, such as that of real property; from those who maintain databases of copyrighted works for licensing or other purposes; from those who have developed or are developing metadata standards for copyright management purposes; and from those who use the Copyright Office's catalog and collection of recorded documents for any purpose.
Document Number: 2013-30917
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the commencement of the proceeding to determine reasonable rates and terms for two statutory licenses permitting certain digital performances of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings for the period beginning January 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020. A party wishing to participate in this rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee by the deadline in this notice.
Document Number: 2013-30916
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-03
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the commencement of the proceeding to determine the rates and terms for the use of sound recordings in transmissions made by new subscription services and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary for the facilitation of such transmissions for the period beginning on January 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020. A party wishing to participate in this rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee by the deadline in this notice.
Document Number: 2013-30777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office (``Office'' or ``Copyright Office'') of the Library of Congress requests additional public comments on clarifying the terms in the Monthly and Annual Statements of Account for the making and distribution of phonorecords.
Document Number: 2013-30776
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is adopting an interim regulation that implements certain aspects of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (``STELA''). Cable operators and satellite carriers must file statements of account (``SOAs'') and deposit royalty fees with the Office in order to use the statutory licenses that allow for the retransmission of over-the-air broadcast signals. The Office published two notices of proposed rulemaking concerning a new process to allow copyright owners to audit the SOAs and associated royalty payments. The Office received extensive comments on its proposed audit procedures and is carefully reviewing these comments to address them as appropriate in a final rule. In the meantime, the Office is issuing an interim rule to establish the procedure for filing a notice of intent to audit one or more SOAs.
Document Number: 2013-30346
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-20
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are making a technical amendment to the regulations regarding the rates and terms for the section 115 statutory license for the use of musical works in physical phonorecord deliveries, permanent digital downloads, ringtones, interactive streaming, limited downloads, limited offerings, mixed service bundles, music bundles, paid locker services, and purchased content locker services. The technical amendment corrects a clerical error regarding an accounting provision in the final rule.
Document Number: 2013-28716
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office (``Office'') is publishing a final rule establishing a fee schedule for filing cable and satellite statements of account pursuant to Sections 112, 119, and 122 of Title 17 of the United States Code (``SOAs'') in accordance with the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (``STELA''). The Office is establishing these SOA fees after taking into account public comments received in response to the Office's March 28, 2012 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and December 6, 2012 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Document Number: 2013-28633
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 2% in the royalty rates that colleges, universities, and other educational institutions not affiliated with National Public Radio pay for the use of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory for the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.
Document Number: 2013-28632
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 1% in the royalty rates satellite carriers pay for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2012 to October 2013.
Document Number: 2013-25454
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing final regulations setting the rates and terms for the section 115 statutory license for the use of musical works in physical phonorecord deliveries, permanent digital downloads, ringtones, interactive streaming, limited downloads, limited offerings, mixed service bundles, music bundles, paid locker services, and purchased content locker services.
Document Number: 2013-26382
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing final regulations setting the rates and terms for the making of an ephemeral recording of a sound recording by a business establishment service for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2018.
Document Number: 2013-25453
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the final Phase II distribution of cable royalty funds for the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 for the Program Suppliers and Devotional programming categories.
Document Number: 2013-25131
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-25
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) are soliciting comments on a motion for partial distribution in connection with 2009, 2010, and 2011 DART Musical Works Fund royalties.
Document Number: 2013-19966
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the commencement of a proceeding to determine the Phase II distribution of royalties deposited by satellite carriers for a statutory license to retransmit over-the-air television broadcast stations. A party wishing to participate in this distribution proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee, if applicable, by the deadline announced in this notice.
Document Number: 2013-19891
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the commencement of a proceeding to determine the Phase II distribution of royalties deposited with the Register of Copyrights for the statutory license allowing distant retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast signals by cable system operators. The funds to be distributed are those relating to broadcast years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2006, and 2009. The Judges also announce the date by which any party wishing to participate in this distribution proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee, if applicable.
Document Number: 2013-18672
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-05
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges, acting pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 802(f)(1)(B), referred a novel material question of substantive law to the Register of Copyrights concerning the Copyright Royalty Judges' authority to adopt regulations imposing a duty of confidentiality upon copyright owners, whether or not that duty is included in a voluntarily negotiated license agreement between copyright owners and licensees in a proceeding under section 115 of the Act. The Register of Copyrights responded in a timely fashion by delivering a Memorandum Opinion to the Copyright Royalty Board on July 25, 2013.
Document Number: 2013-17243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-19
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations that set the rates and terms for the making of an ephemeral recording of a sound recording by a business establishment service for the period January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2018.
Document Number: 2013-17163
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-18
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office (or ``Office'') is amending its regulations to revise the mailing addresses for filing claims and sending other correspondence and documents to the Office. The revised addresses direct such document deliveries to the appropriate location in the Office in a more timely and efficient manner.
Document Number: 2013-15699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-01
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register of June 26, 2013 (78 FR 38240). The document contained incorrect dates.
Document Number: 2013-15545
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is amending its regulations on an interim basis in order to establish a new registration option called the ``single application.'' This application is being introduced in order to provide an additional option for individual authors/claimants registering a single (one) work that is not a work made for hire via the Copyright Office's electronic registration system (``eCO''). Such applications are the most administratively simple for the Copyright Office to process and may make copyright registration more attractive to individual authors of single works. This application option will be available on June 28, 2013, and the Copyright Office is inviting public comments during the first 60 days of its implementation. The single application option will cost the same$35as a standard electronic application.
Document Number: 2013-15016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office (``Copyright Office'' or ``Office'') is reengineering certain processes in its Licensing Division to enable cable systems operating under the statutory license governing the secondary transmission of over-the-air television broadcast signals to file Statements of Account electronically. As part of that process, the Office plans to adopt an identity authentication process that will allow for the use of electronic signatures. The Office proposes revisions to specific rules to account for the changes associated with the implementation of an electronic Statement of Account filing system and seeks public comment on the proposed process and regulatory changes to accommodate the use of electronic signatures.
Document Number: 2013-12493
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a modification to their final determination of rates and terms for the digital transmission of sound recordings and the reproduction of ephemeral recordings by preexisting subscription services and preexisting satellite digital audio radio services for the period beginning January 1, 2013, and ending on December 31, 2017. The modification addresses an error identified by the Register of Copyrights concerning the resolution of a material question of substantive law relating to the rates and terms set for preexisting subscription services.
Document Number: 2013-12490
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing receipt of two notices of intent to audit the 2010, 2011, and 2012 statements of account submitted by Saga Communications, Inc. and Cumulus Media, Inc., concerning the royalty payments made by each pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Document Number: 2013-11560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges, acting pursuant to statute, referred material questions of substantive law to the Register of Copyrights concerning the scope of the Register of Copyright's exclusive authority over Statements of Account under the section 115 Compulsory License. Specifically, the Copyright Royalty Board requested a decision by the Register of Copyrights regarding ``whether the detail requirements set forth in 37 CFR as proposed Sec. 385.12(e) (existing) and proposed Sec. 385.22(d) (new) as well as the confidentiality requirement proposed for Sec. Sec. 385.12(f) and 385.22(e) encroach upon the exclusive statutory domain of the Register under Sec. 115 of the Act.'' The Register of Copyrights responded in a timely fashion by delivering a Memorandum Opinion to the Copyright Royalty Board on May 1, 2013.
Document Number: 2013-11020
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
On June 14, 2012, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning a new regulation that will allow copyright owners to audit the Statements of Account and royalty fees that cable operators and satellite carriers deposit with the Copyright Office for secondary transmissions of broadcast programming made pursuant to statutory licenses. The Copyright Office has revised the proposed regulation based on comments that it received from copyright owners, cable operators, and satellite carriers. The Copyright Office seeks comments on the revised proposal before it is adopted as a final rule.
Document Number: 2013-09005
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Register of Copyrights issues the following decision identifying and correcting an erroneous resolution of a material question of substantive law under title 17 that underlies or is contained in the Copyright Royalty Judges' final determination of rates and terms of royalty payments for the use of sound recordings in transmissions made by Preexisting Subscription Services.
Document Number: 2013-08657
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing their final determination of the rates and terms for the digital transmission of sound recordings and the reproduction of ephemeral recordings by preexisting subscription services and preexisting satellite digital audio radio services for the period beginning January 1, 2013, and ending on December 31, 2017.
Document Number: 2013-07270
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office will host a public hearing to discuss issues relating to the consideration of a federal resale royalty right in the United States. The meeting will provide a forum for interested parties to address the legal and factual questions raised in the comments received by this Office in response to its September 2012 Notice of Inquiry.\1\
Document Number: 2013-06633
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-22
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Copyright Office (hereinafter Copyright Office or Office) is in the process of identifying and evaluating potential improvements and technical enhancements to the information technology platforms that support its registration and recordation functions, including its online registration system. These efforts are part of the Office's ongoing special projects, commenced October 25, 2011 (available at the Office's Web site at www.copyright.gov/docs/ priorities.pdf). The information garnered through this process has and will continue to inform the development of the Copyright Office's long- term strategic plan, scheduled to commence in October 2013. At this time, the Office seeks comments regarding existing capabilities and future possibilities. Broadly, the Office seeks comments on (1) how stakeholders use the current online offerings of the Copyright Office, especially with respect to registration and recorded documents, and how the current offerings meet, fail to meet, or exceed user expectations; and (2) how stakeholders would like to interact with the Copyright Office electronically in the future, or, put differently, what online services, or aspects of existing online services stakeholders would like to see. The Office appreciates the comments and suggestions of those who use the national registration and recordation systems to protect their intellectual property, as well as those who regularly use Copyright Office resources to identify copyright owners, investigate the copyright status of works and the public domain, and perform other research, including statistical analysis on aggregated data sets.
Document Number: 2013-04466
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is requesting public comment for the third time on the topic of adjudicating small copyright claims. The Office is studying whether and, if so, how the current legal system hinders or prevents copyright owners from pursuing copyright claims that have a relatively small economic value and will discuss, with appropriate recommendations, potential changes in administrative, regulatory, and statutory authority. At this time, the Office seeks additional comments on possible alternatives to the current system to improve the adjudication of such claims.
Document Number: 2013-03449
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-02-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, United States Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for filing reply comments regarding its notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the establishment of a fee schedule for filing cable and satellite statements of account for use of the statutory licenses that provide for the secondary transmission of broadcast programming by cable and satellite companies.