Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings, 29886 [E7-10366]

Download as PDF 29886 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 30, 2007 / Rules and Regulations This deviation from the operating regulations is authorized under 33 CFR 117.35. Dated: May 18, 2007. Waverly W. Gregory, Jr. Chief, Bridge Administration Branch, Fifth Coast Guard District. [FR Doc. E7–10276 Filed 5–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–15–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board 37 CFR Part 380 [Docket No. 2005–1 CRB DTRA] Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule: technical amendment. cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with RULES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges, on behalf of the Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress, are making a technical amendment in the regulation regarding the royalty fees for the public performance of sound recordings and for ephemeral recordings under two statutory licenses to clarify the appropriate Aggregate Tuning Hour usage rate calculation option for the transition period of 2006 and 2007 for non-music programming. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Strasser, Senior Attorney, or Gina Giuffreda, Attorney Advisor. Telephone: (202) 707–7658. Telefax: (202) 252–3423. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 1, 2007, the Copyright Royalty Judges (‘‘Judges’’) announced 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 January 1, 2006, and ending on December 31, 2010. 72 FR 24084 (May 1, 2007). The Final Determination included a transition phase for 2006 and 2007 to use Aggregate Tuning Hours (‘‘ATH’’) to estimate usage as permitted under the prior fee regime in order to facilitate a smooth transition to the fee structure adopted in the Final Determination. 72 FR 24086. Such ATH usage rate calculation options are set forth in § 380.3(a). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:13 May 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 On May 8, 2007, Radio Broadcasters 1 requested the Judges to clarify whether the appropriate ATH usage rate calculation option available for the transition period of 2006 and 2007 was inadvertently misstated because the incorrect starting point was identified for the ‘‘prior fees’’ row for non musicprogramming (i.e., $0.0008 instead of $0.000762). None of the other parties in the proceeding filed any pleading about the request. The Judges considered the Radio Broadcasters’ request under their authority in section 803(c)(4) of the Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, which authorizes them to correct ‘‘any technical or clerical errors in the determination * * * that would frustrate the proper implementation of the determination’’ and requires them to distribute to the participants of the proceeding such correction and to publish the correction in the Federal Register. After full consideration of the Radio Broadcasters’ request, the Judges concluded that such clerical error indeed had been made. Consequently, in accordance with 17 U.S.C. 804(c)(4), the Judges issued an order to the participants in the proceeding acknowledging the clerical error and setting forth the corrected ATH usage rate calculation option available for non-music programming for the 2006– 2007 transition period. See Order Regarding Broadcasters’ Request for Clarification of the Final Determination of Rates and Terms, Docket No. 2005– 1 CRB DTRA (May 21, 2007). Moreover, as further required by 17 U.S.C. 803(c)(4), the Judges today are amending §§ 380.3(a)(1)(ii) and (a)(2)(iii) to reflect, as set forth in the May 21 Order, the correct ATH usage rate calculation option available for nonmusic programming for the transition period 2006–2007, which is as follows: NON-MUSIC PROGRAMMING Prior Fees ................. 2006 .......................... 2007 .......................... $0.000762 per ATH. $0.0008 per ATH. $0.0011 per ATH. This correction also applies to footnotes 33 and 55 in Sections IV.C.1.d.i. and IV.D.1., respectively, of the Final Determination. Because this amendment is being made simply for the purpose of correcting a clerical error, the Judges find that there is good cause to make it effective immediately. 1 Radio Broadcasters include Bonneville International Corp., Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Susquehanna Radio Corp., and The National Religious Broadcasters Music License Committee (‘‘NRBMLC’’). PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 380 Copyright, Sound recordings. Final Regulation For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 37 CFR part 380 is amended as follows: I PART 380—RATES AND TERMS FOR CERTAIN ELIGIBLE NONSUBSCRIPTION TRANSMISSIONS, NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES AND THE MAKING OF EPHEMERAL REPRODUCTIONS 1. The authority citation for part 380 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 17 U.S.C. 112(e), 114(f). § 380.3 [Amended] 2. Section 380.3 is amended as follows: I a. In paragraph (a)(1)(ii), by removing ‘‘$0.0008’’ and adding ‘‘$0.000762’’ in its place, by removing ‘‘$0.0011’’ and adding ‘‘$0.0008’’ in its place, and by removing ‘‘$0.0014’’ and adding ‘‘$0.0011’’ in its place; and I b. In paragraph (a)(2)(iii), by removing ‘‘$0.0008’’ and adding ‘‘$0.000762’’ in its place, by removing ‘‘$0.0011’’ and adding ‘‘$0.0008’’ in its place, and by removing ‘‘$0.0014’’ and adding ‘‘$0.0011’’ in its place. I Dated: May 23, 2007. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 30, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 29886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-10366]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

37 CFR Part 380

[Docket No. 2005-1 CRB DTRA]


Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral 
Recordings

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule: technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges, on behalf of the Copyright 
Royalty Board of the Library of Congress, are making a technical 
amendment in the regulation regarding the royalty fees for the public 
performance of sound recordings and for ephemeral recordings under two 
statutory licenses to clarify the appropriate Aggregate Tuning Hour 
usage rate calculation option for the transition period of 2006 and 
2007 for non-music programming.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 30, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Strasser, Senior Attorney, or 
Gina Giuffreda, Attorney Advisor. Telephone: (202) 707-7658. Telefax: 
(202) 252-3423.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 1, 2007, the Copyright Royalty Judges 
(``Judges'') announced 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 January 1, 2006, and ending on December 31, 2010. 72 FR 24084 
(May 1, 2007). The Final Determination included a transition phase for 
2006 and 2007 to use Aggregate Tuning Hours (``ATH'') to estimate usage 
as permitted under the prior fee regime in order to facilitate a smooth 
transition to the fee structure adopted in the Final Determination. 72 
FR 24086. Such ATH usage rate calculation options are set forth in 
Sec.  380.3(a).
    On May 8, 2007, Radio Broadcasters \1\ requested the Judges to 
clarify whether the appropriate ATH usage rate calculation option 
available for the transition period of 2006 and 2007 was inadvertently 
misstated because the incorrect starting point was identified for the 
``prior fees'' row for non music-programming (i.e., $0.0008 instead of 
$0.000762). None of the other parties in the proceeding filed any 
pleading about the request. The Judges considered the Radio 
Broadcasters' request under their authority in section 803(c)(4) of the 
Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, which authorizes 
them to correct ``any technical or clerical errors in the determination 
* * * that would frustrate the proper implementation of the 
determination'' and requires them to distribute to the participants of 
the proceeding such correction and to publish the correction in the 
Federal Register.
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    \1\ Radio Broadcasters include Bonneville International Corp., 
Clear Channel Communications, Inc., Susquehanna Radio Corp., and The 
National Religious Broadcasters Music License Committee 
(``NRBMLC'').
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    After full consideration of the Radio Broadcasters' request, the 
Judges concluded that such clerical error indeed had been made. 
Consequently, in accordance with 17 U.S.C. 804(c)(4), the Judges issued 
an order to the participants in the proceeding acknowledging the 
clerical error and setting forth the corrected ATH usage rate 
calculation option available for non-music programming for the 2006-
2007 transition period. See Order Regarding Broadcasters' Request for 
Clarification of the Final Determination of Rates and Terms, Docket No. 
2005-1 CRB DTRA (May 21, 2007).
    Moreover, as further required by 17 U.S.C. 803(c)(4), the Judges 
today are amending Sec. Sec.  380.3(a)(1)(ii) and (a)(2)(iii) to 
reflect, as set forth in the May 21 Order, the correct ATH usage rate 
calculation option available for non-music programming for the 
transition period 2006-2007, which is as follows:

                          Non-Music Programming
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Prior Fees..........................  $0.000762 per ATH.
2006................................  $0.0008 per ATH.
2007................................  $0.0011 per ATH.
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    This correction also applies to footnotes 33 and 55 in Sections 
IV.C.1.d.i. and IV.D.1., respectively, of the Final Determination.
    Because this amendment is being made simply for the purpose of 
correcting a clerical error, the Judges find that there is good cause 
to make it effective immediately.

List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 380

    Copyright, Sound recordings.

Final Regulation

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For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 37 CFR part 380 is amended 
as follows:

PART 380--RATES AND TERMS FOR CERTAIN ELIGIBLE NONSUBSCRIPTION 
TRANSMISSIONS, NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES AND THE MAKING OF 
EPHEMERAL REPRODUCTIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 380 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 17 U.S.C. 112(e), 114(f).


Sec.  380.3  [Amended]

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2. Section 380.3 is amended as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a)(1)(ii), by removing ``$0.0008'' and adding 
``$0.000762'' in its place, by removing ``$0.0011'' and adding 
``$0.0008'' in its place, and by removing ``$0.0014'' and adding 
``$0.0011'' in its place; and
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b. In paragraph (a)(2)(iii), by removing ``$0.0008'' and adding 
``$0.000762'' in its place, by removing ``$0.0011'' and adding 
``$0.0008'' in its place, and by removing ``$0.0014'' and adding 
``$0.0011'' in its place.

    Dated: May 23, 2007.
James Scott Sledge,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
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