Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates, 70373-70374 [2012-28507]

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Environment We have analyzed this rule under Department of Homeland Security Management Directive 023–01 and Commandant Instruction M16475.lD, which guides the Coast Guard in complying with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4370f), and PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Copyright Royalty Board 37 CFR Part 386 [Docket No. 2012–8 CRB Satellite COLA] Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26NOR1.SGM 26NOR1 70374 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Final rule. The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (‘‘COLA’’) of 2.2% in the royalty rates paid by satellite carriers under the satellite carrier compulsory license of the Copyright Act. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2011 to October 2012. SUMMARY: Effective Date: January 1, 2013. Applicability Dates: These rates are applicable for the period January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, Program Specialist. Telephone: (202) 707–7658. Email: crb@loc.gov. DATES: The satellite carrier compulsory license establishes a statutory copyright licensing scheme for the retransmission of distant television programming by satellite carriers. 17 U.S.C. 119. Congress created the license in 1988 and has reauthorized the license for additional five-year periods, most recently with the passage of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, (‘‘STELA’’), Public Law 111– 175. The Copyright Royalty Judges adopted as final the rates for the section 119 compulsory license for the period 2010– 2014 after publication in the Federal Register of the rates, as proposed by Copyright Owners and Satellite Carriers,1 yielded no objections. See 75 FR 53198 (August 31, 2010). Section 119(c)(2) requires the Judges annually to adjust these rates ‘‘to reflect any changes occurring in the cost of living adjustment (for all consumers and for all items) [‘‘CPI–U’’] published * * * at least 25 days before January 1.’’ Id. Today’s notice fulfills this obligation. The change in the cost of living as determined by the CPI–U during the period from the most recent index published before December 1, 2011, to the most recent index published before December 1, 2012, is 2.2%.2 Rounding to the nearest cent, the royalty rates for the secondary transmission of broadcast stations by satellite carriers for private home viewing and viewing in commercial establishments are 27 cents mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 Program Suppliers and Joint Sports Claimants comprised the Copyright Owners, while DIRECTV, Inc., DISH Network, LLC and National Programming Service, LLC, comprised the Satellite Carriers. 2 The most recent CPI–U figures are published in November of each year and use the period 1982– 1984 to establish a reference base of 100. The index for October 2011 was 226.421, while the figure for October 2012 was 231.414. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Nov 23, 2012 Jkt 229001 and 54 cents per subscriber per month, respectively. List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 386 Copyright, Satellite, Television. Final Regulations For the reasons set forth in the preamble, part 386 of title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows: PART 386—ADJUSTMENT OF ROYALTY FEES FOR SECONDARY TRANSMISSIONS BY SATELLITE CARRIERS 1. The authority citation for part 386 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 17 U.S.C. 119(c), 801(b)(1). 2. Section 386.2 is amended by revising paragraphs (b)(1)(iv) and (b)(2)(iv) as follows: ■ § 386.2 Royalty fee for secondary transmission by satellite carriers. * * * * * (b)(1) * * * (iv) 2013: 27 cents per subscriber per month; * * * * * (2) * * * (iv) 2013: 54 cents per subscriber per month; * * * * * Dated: November 19, 2012. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2012–28507 Filed 11–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 9 RIN 2900–AO30 Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance—Stillborn Child Coverage Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) regulations in order to provide that, if a stillborn child is otherwise eligible to be insured by the SGLI coverage of more than one servicemember under SGLI dependent child coverage, the child would be insured by the coverage of the child’s SGLI-insured biological mother. This final rule will provide consistency in payment determinations involving SGLI stillborn child coverage. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Effective Date: This final rule is effective December 26, 2012. Applicability Date: This final rule will apply to claims for SGLI proceeds filed on or after December 26, 2012. 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If a child is otherwise eligible to be insured by the coverage of more than one member, under section 1967(a)(4)(B) the child is insured by the coverage of the member whose eligibility for SGLI occurred first, ‘‘except that if that member does not have legal custody of the child, the child shall be insured by the coverage of the member who has legal custody of the child.’’ Congress, however, did not indicate whether this provision is applicable to a stillborn child. VA therefore proposed to fill the gap left by Congress subjecting the coverage of a stillborn child to the limitation that an insurable dependent who is a child may not be insured at any time by the insurance coverage of more than one member. We further proposed that a stillborn child of two SGLI-covered parents will always be insured under the mother’s coverage because state laws do not address legal custody of a stillborn. Two commenters wrote in support of the proposed rule. 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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

37 CFR Part 386

[Docket No. 2012-8 CRB Satellite COLA]


Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License 
Royalty Rates

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

[[Page 70374]]


ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living 
adjustment (``COLA'') of 2.2% in the royalty rates paid by satellite 
carriers under the satellite carrier compulsory license of the 
Copyright Act. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price 
Index from October 2011 to October 2012.

DATES: Effective Date: January 1, 2013.
    Applicability Dates: These rates are applicable for the period 
January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, Program Specialist. 
Telephone: (202) 707-7658. Email: crb@loc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The satellite carrier compulsory license 
establishes a statutory copyright licensing scheme for the 
retransmission of distant television programming by satellite carriers. 
17 U.S.C. 119. Congress created the license in 1988 and has 
reauthorized the license for additional five-year periods, most 
recently with the passage of the Satellite Television Extension and 
Localism Act of 2010, (``STELA''), Public Law 111-175.
    The Copyright Royalty Judges adopted as final the rates for the 
section 119 compulsory license for the period 2010-2014 after 
publication in the Federal Register of the rates, as proposed by 
Copyright Owners and Satellite Carriers,\1\ yielded no objections. See 
75 FR 53198 (August 31, 2010). Section 119(c)(2) requires the Judges 
annually to adjust these rates ``to reflect any changes occurring in 
the cost of living adjustment (for all consumers and for all items) 
[``CPI-U''] published * * * at least 25 days before January 1.'' Id. 
Today's notice fulfills this obligation.
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    \1\ Program Suppliers and Joint Sports Claimants comprised the 
Copyright Owners, while DIRECTV, Inc., DISH Network, LLC and 
National Programming Service, LLC, comprised the Satellite Carriers.
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    The change in the cost of living as determined by the CPI-U during 
the period from the most recent index published before December 1, 
2011, to the most recent index published before December 1, 2012, is 
2.2%.\2\ Rounding to the nearest cent, the royalty rates for the 
secondary transmission of broadcast stations by satellite carriers for 
private home viewing and viewing in commercial establishments are 27 
cents and 54 cents per subscriber per month, respectively.
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    \2\ The most recent CPI-U figures are published in November of 
each year and use the period 1982-1984 to establish a reference base 
of 100. The index for October 2011 was 226.421, while the figure for 
October 2012 was 231.414.
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List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 386

    Copyright, Satellite, Television.

Final Regulations

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, part 386 of title 37 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations is amended as follows:

PART 386--ADJUSTMENT OF ROYALTY FEES FOR SECONDARY TRANSMISSIONS BY 
SATELLITE CARRIERS

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1. The authority citation for part 386 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  17 U.S.C. 119(c), 801(b)(1).


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2. Section 386.2 is amended by revising paragraphs (b)(1)(iv) and 
(b)(2)(iv) as follows:


Sec.  386.2  Royalty fee for secondary transmission by satellite 
carriers.

* * * * *
    (b)(1) * * *
    (iv) 2013: 27 cents per subscriber per month;
* * * * *
    (2) * * *
    (iv) 2013: 54 cents per subscriber per month;
* * * * *

    Dated: November 19, 2012.
Suzanne M. Barnett,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2012-28507 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]
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