Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Compulsory License, 55783-55784 [2012-22317]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / Proposed Rules date, that recommending even preliminary routing measures is not appropriate at this time. The WG has concluded that modeling and analysis, as described in the Phase 3 of the ACPARS interim report, is critical to determine if routing measures are appropriate and to evaluate the change in navigational safety risk resulting from different siting and routing scenarios. The CG is working with BOEM to develop a project to perform the Phase 3 modeling and analysis. This project is scheduled to begin in late summer 2012. The Coast Guard is also contracting the services of a Geographic Information System (GIS) analyst to support efforts to better characterize vessel traffic and further explore creating initial proposals for routing measures independent of the Phase 3 modeling and analysis. This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1223(c) and 5 U.S.C. 552. Dated: August 31, 2012. Robert C. Parker, Vice Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Commander, Atlantic Area. [FR Doc. 2012–22295 Filed 9–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office 37 CFR Part 201 [Docket No. 2012–5] Verification of Statements of Account Submitted by Cable Operators and Satellite Carriers Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking: Extension of reply comment period. AGENCY: The Copyright Office is extending the deadline for filing reply comments in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the verification of Statements of Account and royalty payments that are deposited with the Office by cable operators and satellite carriers. Initial comments are available for review on the Copyright Office Web site. DATES: Reply comments on the proposed regulation must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: The Copyright Office strongly prefers that comments be submitted electronically. A comment submission page is posted on the Copyright Office Web site at http:// srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Sep 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 www.copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit. The Web site interface requires submitters to complete a form specifying name and other required information, and to upload comments as an attachment. To meet accessibility standards, all comments must be uploaded in a single file in either the Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). The maximum file size is 6 megabytes (MB). The name of the submitter and organization should appear on both the form and the face of the comments. All comments will be posted publicly on the Copyright Office Web site exactly as they are received, along with names and organizations if provided. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible, please contact the Copyright Office at (202) 707–8380 for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, or Erik Bertin, Attorney Advisor, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707–8366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 14, 2012, the 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 under Sections 111 and 119 of the Copyright Act. The Office received comments on the proposed regulation from groups representing copyright owners, cable operators, and satellite carriers, which have been posted on the Copyright Office Web site at http:// www.copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/ comments/index.html. The notice of proposed rulemaking stated that reply comments would be due on September 12, 2012. On August 24, 2012, the Office received a joint motion to extend the reply comment period by three weeks [http://www.copyright.gov/docs/ soaaudit/soa_audit.html]. The motion was filed by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (‘‘NCTA’’),1 the Joint Sports Claimants, 1 The NCTA is a trade association that represents cable operators. Many of the NCTA’s members file Statements of Account with and pay royalties to the Copyright Office under the statutory license set forth in Section 111 of the Copyright Act, which allows them to retransmit television and radio programs that are embodied in local and distant broadcast transmissions. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 55783 and the Program Suppliers.2 Specifically, the moving parties asked the Office to extend the deadline for reply comments until October 3, 2012 in order to determine whether there is any common ground among the NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, and the Program Suppliers concerning certain aspects of the proposed regulation. If so, the moving parties stated that they may be able to narrow the issues that they discuss in their reply comments, which in turn, may narrow the issues that need to be resolved in this rulemaking. The NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, and the Program Suppliers stated that they have been in contact with each other, but due to prior commitments, they will not be able to engage in meaningful negotiations until shortly before the current deadline. In the interest of giving the NCTA, the Joint Sports Claimants, the Program Suppliers, and any other interested parties an opportunity to discuss the proposed regulation amongst themselves and to determine if the parties are able to narrow the issues that the Office needs to consider, the Office has decided to extend the deadline for filing reply comments by a period of three weeks, making reply comments due by October 3, 2012. Dated: September 6, 2012. Tanya Sandros, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2012–22320 Filed 9–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Office 37 CFR Part 201 and 210 [Docket No. 2012–7] Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Compulsory License Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking: Extension of comment and reply comment periods. AGENCY: The Copyright Office is extending the deadline for filing comments and reply comments SUMMARY: 2 Both the Joint Sports Claimants and the Program Suppliers represent copyright owners who are the beneficiaries of the royalties that are paid under the Section 111 and 119 statutory licenses. Generally speaking, the Joint Sports Claimants represent copyright owners that produce professional and college sports programming, while the Program Suppliers represent copyright owners that produce and/or syndicate movies, programs, and specials that are broadcast by television stations. E:\FR\FM\11SEP1.SGM 11SEP1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 55784 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2012 / Proposed Rules regarding its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning regulations for reporting Monthly and Annual Statements of Account for the making and distribution of phonorecords under compulsory licenses obtained pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 115. DATES: Comments on the proposed regulation must be received in the Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 25, 2012. Reply comments are due November 26, 2012. ADDRESSES: The Copyright Office strongly prefers that comments be submitted electronically. A comment submission page is posted on the Copyright Office Web site at http:// www.copyright.gov/docs/section115/ soa/comments/. The Web site interface requires submitters to complete a form specifying name and other required information, and to upload comments as an attachment. To meet accessibility standards, all comments must be uploaded in a single file in either the Adobe Portable Document File (PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). The maximum file size is 6 megabytes (MB). The name of the submitter and organization should appear on both the form and the face of the comments. All comments will be posted publicly on the Copyright Office Web site exactly as they are received, along with names and organizations if provided. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible, please contact the Copyright Office at (202) 707–8380 for special instructions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, or Stephen Ruwe, Attorney Advisor, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707–8380. Telefax: (202) 707–8366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 27, 2012, the Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning a new regulation that would amend the regulations for reporting Monthly and Annual Statements of Account for the making and distribution of phonorecords under the compulsory license, 17 U.S.C. 115, to bring the regulations up to date to reflect recent and pending rate determinations by the Copyright Royalty Judges, which among other things provide new rates for limited downloads, interactive streaming and incidental digital phonorecord deliveries, and to VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:01 Sep 10, 2012 Jkt 226001 harmonize these reporting requirements with the existing regulations for reporting the making and distribution of physical phonorecords, permanent downloads and ringtones. The notice of proposed rulemaking stated that comments would be due no later than September 25, 2012 and that reply comments would be due October 25, 2012. On September 5, 2012, the Office received a joint motion to extend the comment and reply comment period by thirty days each (i.e. until October 25, 2012 and November 26, 2012). The motion was filed by the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc., National Music Publishers Association, Songwriters Guild of America, Digital Media Association, and Music Reports, Inc., (‘‘Joint Requestors’’). The Joint Requestors stated that they represent the most active institutional participants in the mechanical compulsory license system. They stated that it was their view that it would be beneficial to the Copyright Office and to the outcome of the proceeding for the Joint Requestors to formulate and submit consensus positions on as many of the issues raised in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as possible. They added that a process for formulating such positions is currently underway. However, they offered that additional time would likely be necessary to allow the Joint Requestors to adequately think through the issues, consult further with their respective members, discuss consensus positions, and prepare a written submission setting forth whatever consensus positions the group is able to reach. They stated that without an extension of time, the Joint Requestors will be less likely to reach consensus and provide the Office unified comments concerning the various issues raised in the NPRM. In the interest of giving the Joint Requestors the necessary time to conclude the ongoing process of formulating consensus positions, the Office has decided to grant the request for an extension to file comments and reply comments by thirty days in each case, making the comments due on October 25, 2012 and reply comments due on November 26, 2012). Dated: September 6, 2012. Tanya Sandros, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2012–22317 Filed 9–10–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 44 CFR Part 67 [Docket ID FEMA–2010–0003; Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–B–1110] Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations; Correction Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. AGENCY: On April 14, 2010, FEMA published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that included an erroneous name for one of the flooding sources for Franklin County, North Carolina and Incorporated Areas. The flooding source name should have read Taylors Creek instead of Taylors Branch. DATES: Comments pertaining to Taylors Creek for the location beginning at the confluence with the Tar River to approximately 250 feet upstream of West Green Street are to be submitted on or before October 11, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FEMA–B– 1110, to Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4064 or (email) luis.rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Luis Rodriguez, Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–4064 or (email) luis.rodriguez3@fema.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publishes proposed determinations of Base (1% annualchance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and modified BFEs for communities participating in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), in accordance with section 110 of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. 4104, and 44 CFR 67.4(a). These proposed BFEs and modified BFEs, together with the floodplain management criteria required by 44 CFR 60.3, are minimum requirements. They should not be construed to mean that the community must change any existing ordinances that are more stringent in their floodplain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11SEP1.SGM 11SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 55783-55784]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22317]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201 and 210

[Docket No. 2012-7]


Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Compulsory License

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking: Extension of comment and reply 
comment periods.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is extending the deadline for filing 
comments and reply comments

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regarding its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning regulations for 
reporting Monthly and Annual Statements of Account for the making and 
distribution of phonorecords under compulsory licenses obtained 
pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 115.

DATES: Comments on the proposed regulation must be received in the 
Office of the General Counsel of the Copyright Office no later than 5 
p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 25, 2012. Reply comments 
are due November 26, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Copyright Office strongly prefers that comments be 
submitted electronically. A comment submission page is posted on the 
Copyright Office Web site at http://www.copyright.gov/docs/section115/soa/comments/. The Web site interface requires submitters to complete a 
form specifying name and other required information, and to upload 
comments as an attachment. To meet accessibility standards, all 
comments must be uploaded in a single file in either the Adobe Portable 
Document File (PDF) format that contains searchable, accessible text 
(not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text Format (RTF); or 
ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). The maximum file size 
is 6 megabytes (MB). The name of the submitter and organization should 
appear on both the form and the face of the comments. All comments will 
be posted publicly on the Copyright Office Web site exactly as they are 
received, along with names and organizations if provided. If electronic 
submission of comments is not feasible, please contact the Copyright 
Office at (202) 707-8380 for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya Sandros, Deputy General Counsel, 
or Stephen Ruwe, Attorney Advisor, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, 
Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707-8380. Telefax: (202) 707-
8366.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 27, 2012, the Copyright Office 
published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments 
concerning a new regulation that would amend the regulations for 
reporting Monthly and Annual Statements of Account for the making and 
distribution of phonorecords under the compulsory license, 17 U.S.C. 
115, to bring the regulations up to date to reflect recent and pending 
rate determinations by the Copyright Royalty Judges, which among other 
things provide new rates for limited downloads, interactive streaming 
and incidental digital phonorecord deliveries, and to harmonize these 
reporting requirements with the existing regulations for reporting the 
making and distribution of physical phonorecords, permanent downloads 
and ringtones. The notice of proposed rulemaking stated that comments 
would be due no later than September 25, 2012 and that reply comments 
would be due October 25, 2012.
    On September 5, 2012, the Office received a joint motion to extend 
the comment and reply comment period by thirty days each (i.e. until 
October 25, 2012 and November 26, 2012). The motion was filed by the 
Recording Industry Association of America, Inc., National Music 
Publishers Association, Songwriters Guild of America, Digital Media 
Association, and Music Reports, Inc., (``Joint Requestors''). The Joint 
Requestors stated that they represent the most active institutional 
participants in the mechanical compulsory license system. They stated 
that it was their view that it would be beneficial to the Copyright 
Office and to the outcome of the proceeding for the Joint Requestors to 
formulate and submit consensus positions on as many of the issues 
raised in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking as possible. They added 
that a process for formulating such positions is currently underway. 
However, they offered that additional time would likely be necessary to 
allow the Joint Requestors to adequately think through the issues, 
consult further with their respective members, discuss consensus 
positions, and prepare a written submission setting forth whatever 
consensus positions the group is able to reach. They stated that 
without an extension of time, the Joint Requestors will be less likely 
to reach consensus and provide the Office unified comments concerning 
the various issues raised in the NPRM.
    In the interest of giving the Joint Requestors the necessary time 
to conclude the ongoing process of formulating consensus positions, the 
Office has decided to grant the request for an extension to file 
comments and reply comments by thirty days in each case, making the 
comments due on October 25, 2012 and reply comments due on November 26, 
2012).

    Dated: September 6, 2012.
Tanya Sandros,
Deputy General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2012-22317 Filed 9-10-12; 8:45 am]
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