Distribution of 2005 and 2006 Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds, 31985 [E9-15908]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 127 / Monday, July 6, 2009 / Notices Copyright Royalty Board fees in the 2005 and 2006 DART Sound Recordings Funds. The Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the distribution proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying filing fee, if applicable. DATES: Petitions to Participate and the filing fee, if applicable, are due no later than August 5, 2009. ADDRESSES: An original, five copies, and an electronic copy in Portable Document Format (PDF) on a CD of the Petition to Participate, along with a $150 filing fee, if applicable, must be delivered to the Copyright Royalty Board by either mail or hand delivery. Petitions to Participate may not be delivered by an overnight delivery service other than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If by mail (including overnight delivery), Petitions to Participate, along with the $150 filing fee, if applicable, must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024–0977. If hand-delivered by a private party, Petitions to Participate, along with the filing fee, if applicable, must be brought to the Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–401, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. If delivered by a commercial courier, Petitions to Participate, along with the filing fee, if applicable, must be delivered to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site, located at 2nd and D Streets, NE., Washington, DC between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The envelope must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM–403, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559–6000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Brent, CRB Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707– 7658 or e-mail at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. 2009–4 CRB DD 2005–2006] Background Distribution of 2005 and 2006 Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds On March 30, 2009, Edward Whitney Mazique filed a motion in which he requested a share of royalties remaining in the 2005 and 2006 Sound Recordings Funds.1 AARC opposes the motion, Further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation under this petition has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 17th day of June 2009. Linda G. Poole, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–15751 Filed 7–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Employment and Training Administration [TA–W–70,439] Signature Aluminum, 93 Werner Road, Greenville, PA; Notice of Termination of Investigation Pursuant to Section 223 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, an investigation was initiated on May 22, 2009 in response to a worker petition filed on behalf of workers of Signature Aluminum, Greenville, Pennsylvania. The petitioning group of workers is covered by an earlier petition (TA–W– 70,189) filed on May 19, 2009 that is the subject of an ongoing investigation for which a determination has not yet been issued. Consequently, further investigation in this case would serve no purpose, and the investigation under this petition has been terminated. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of June 2009. Richard Church, Certifying Officer, Division of Trade Adjustment Assistance. [FR Doc. E9–15749 Filed 7–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–FN–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Order denying request for distribution; Notice announcing commencement of proceeding and requesting petitions to participate. SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges are denying a request for distribution of digital audio recording technology (‘‘DART’’) royalties and announcing the commencement of a proceeding to determine the distribution of royalty VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:06 Jul 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 1 On July 23, 2007, the Judges ordered a distribution of 98% of the 2006 Sound Recordings Fund to the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (‘‘AARC’’). In the Matter of Distribution of 2006 Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds, Docket No. 2007–2 CRB DD 2006. On November 16, 2006, the Judges ordered a distribution of 98% of the royalties in the 2005 Sound Recordings Fund to AARC and Donald Johnson. In the Matter of Distribution of 2005 Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds, Docket No. 2006–4 CRB DD 2005. In the latter order, the Judges also denied AARC’s PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31985 arguing, among other things, that the remaining royalties are still in controversy and that a hearing is required to determine their proper distribution. AARC contends, however, that such a hearing should be postponed indefinitely because the costs of holding one might ‘‘outweigh the financial results of the proceeding.’’ In light of the participants’ continued inability to reach a settlement with respect to the remaining funds, a proceeding is warranted. Therefore, the motion is denied and the Judges hereby announce the commencement of a proceeding and request Petitions to Participate from interested persons. The Judges are consolidating the 2005 and 2006 royalty years into a single proceeding due to the low dollar amount in controversy and to enhance administrative efficiency. Petitions to Participate Petitions to Participate must be filed in accordance with 37 CFR 351.1(b). Petitions to Participate must be accompanied by a $150 filing fee, if applicable.2 If a petitioner believes that the contested amount of that petitioner’s claim will be $10,000 or less, petitioner shall state that in its petition and need not include the $150 filing fee.3 In accordance with 37 CFR 350.2 (Representation), only attorneys who are members of the bar in one or more states and in good standing may represent parties before the Judges, unless a party is an individual who represents herself or himself. Dated: June 30, 2009. James Scott Sledge, Chief U.S. Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. E9–15908 Filed 7–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P motion to dismiss Mr. Mazique’s claim. The current order concerns the remaining 2% of the 2005 and 2006 Sound Recordings Funds (both the Copyright Owners Subfund and the Featured Artists Subfund), which, according to AARC, total approximately $60,000 ($20,000 for the 2005 Fund and $40,000 for the 2006 Fund). Opposition of the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies to Motion Filed By [Edward Mazique] at 5 (May 7, 2009). In his motion, Mr. Mazique asks that the remaining 2% of the 2005 and 2006 Sound Recordings Funds be divided equally among all claimants, including himself, other than AARC and ‘‘any parties, individuals etc., that have arrangements or have already settled with AARC.’’ 2 Parties must pay the filing fee with a check or money order made payable to ‘‘Copyright Royalty Board.’’ If a check is returned for lack of sufficient funds the corresponding Petition to Participate will be dismissed. 3 37 CFR 351.1(b)(4). E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 2009-4 CRB DD 2005-2006]


Distribution of 2005 and 2006 Digital Audio Recording Royalty 
Funds

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Order denying request for distribution; Notice announcing 
commencement of proceeding and requesting petitions to participate.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges are denying a request for 
distribution of digital audio recording technology (``DART'') royalties 
and announcing the commencement of a proceeding to determine the 
distribution of royalty fees in the 2005 and 2006 DART Sound Recordings 
Funds. The Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who 
wishes to participate in the distribution proceeding must file its 
Petition to Participate and the accompanying filing fee, if applicable.

DATES: Petitions to Participate and the filing fee, if applicable, are 
due no later than August 5, 2009.

ADDRESSES: An original, five copies, and an electronic copy in Portable 
Document Format (PDF) on a CD of the Petition to Participate, along 
with a $150 filing fee, if applicable, must be delivered to the 
Copyright Royalty Board by either mail or hand delivery. Petitions to 
Participate may not be delivered by an overnight delivery service other 
than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If by mail (including 
overnight delivery), Petitions to Participate, along with the $150 
filing fee, if applicable, must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty 
Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024-0977. If hand-delivered by 
a private party, Petitions to Participate, along with the filing fee, 
if applicable, must be brought to the Library of Congress, James 
Madison Memorial Building, LM-401, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20559-6000. If delivered by a commercial courier, 
Petitions to Participate, along with the filing fee, if applicable, 
must be delivered to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site, located 
at 2nd and D Streets, NE., Washington, DC between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
The envelope must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of 
Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM-403, 101 Independence 
Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 30, 2009, Edward Whitney Mazique filed a motion in which 
he requested a share of royalties remaining in the 2005 and 2006 Sound 
Recordings Funds.\1\ AARC opposes the motion, arguing, among other 
things, that the remaining royalties are still in controversy and that 
a hearing is required to determine their proper distribution. AARC 
contends, however, that such a hearing should be postponed indefinitely 
because the costs of holding one might ``outweigh the financial results 
of the proceeding.'' In light of the participants' continued inability 
to reach a settlement with respect to the remaining funds, a proceeding 
is warranted. Therefore, the motion is denied and the Judges hereby 
announce the commencement of a proceeding and request Petitions to 
Participate from interested persons. The Judges are consolidating the 
2005 and 2006 royalty years into a single proceeding due to the low 
dollar amount in controversy and to enhance administrative efficiency.
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    \1\ On July 23, 2007, the Judges ordered a distribution of 98% 
of the 2006 Sound Recordings Fund to the Alliance of Artists and 
Recording Companies (``AARC''). In the Matter of Distribution of 
2006 Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds, Docket No. 2007-2 CRB DD 
2006. On November 16, 2006, the Judges ordered a distribution of 98% 
of the royalties in the 2005 Sound Recordings Fund to AARC and 
Donald Johnson. In the Matter of Distribution of 2005 Digital Audio 
Recording Royalty Funds, Docket No. 2006-4 CRB DD 2005. In the 
latter order, the Judges also denied AARC's motion to dismiss Mr. 
Mazique's claim. The current order concerns the remaining 2% of the 
2005 and 2006 Sound Recordings Funds (both the Copyright Owners 
Subfund and the Featured Artists Subfund), which, according to AARC, 
total approximately $60,000 ($20,000 for the 2005 Fund and $40,000 
for the 2006 Fund). Opposition of the Alliance of Artists and 
Recording Companies to Motion Filed By [Edward Mazique] at 5 (May 7, 
2009). In his motion, Mr. Mazique asks that the remaining 2% of the 
2005 and 2006 Sound Recordings Funds be divided equally among all 
claimants, including himself, other than AARC and ``any parties, 
individuals etc., that have arrangements or have already settled 
with AARC.''
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Petitions to Participate

    Petitions to Participate must be filed in accordance with 37 CFR 
351.1(b). Petitions to Participate must be accompanied by a $150 filing 
fee, if applicable.\2\ If a petitioner believes that the contested 
amount of that petitioner's claim will be $10,000 or less, petitioner 
shall state that in its petition and need not include the $150 filing 
fee.\3\
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    \2\ Parties must pay the filing fee with a check or money order 
made payable to ``Copyright Royalty Board.'' If a check is returned 
for lack of sufficient funds the corresponding Petition to 
Participate will be dismissed.
    \3\ 37 CFR 351.1(b)(4).
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    In accordance with 37 CFR 350.2 (Representation), only attorneys 
who are members of the bar in one or more states and in good standing 
may represent parties before the Judges, unless a party is an 
individual who represents herself or himself.

    Dated: June 30, 2009.
James Scott Sledge,
Chief U.S. Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. E9-15908 Filed 7-2-09; 8:45 am]
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