Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Wireless Telephone Handsets, 50552-50554 [2014-20077]

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[FR Doc. 2014–20184 Filed 8–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS U.S. Copyright Office 37 CFR Part 201 [Docket No. 2014–06] Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Wireless Telephone Handsets U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Pursuant to an act of Congress, the Librarian of Congress is amending applicable regulations to provide that the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that effectively control access to copyrighted works set forth in the United States Code shall not apply to persons who engage in such circumvention to enable used wireless telephone handsets to connect to wireless telecommunications networks when the circumvention is initiated either by the owner of the handset or certain other persons, and when connection to the network is authorized by the operator of the network. DATES: Effective August 25, 2014. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 164 / Monday, August 25, 2014 / Rules and Regulations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at jcharlesworth@ loc.gov or by telephone at 202–707– 8350; or Sarang V. Damle, Special Advisor to the General Counsel, by email at sdam@loc.gov or by telephone at 202–707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, Public Law 113–144, enacted on and effective as of August 1, 2014, the Librarian of Congress is publishing a rule amending 37 CFR 201.40 to designate a class of copyrighted works that shall be exempt from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that effectively control access to copyrighted works set forth in 17 U.S.C. 1201(a)(1)(A) and to specify those persons who may initiate such circumvention. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES Background The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (‘‘DMCA’’) was enacted to implement certain provisions of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The DMCA created chapter 12 of title 17 of the United States Code, which prohibits circumvention of technological measures employed by copyright owners to protect their works. Specifically, section 1201(a)(1)(A) provides that no person shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls access to a work protected under title 17. In order to ensure that the public will have continued ability to engage in noninfringing uses of copyrighted works that may be adversely affected by the prohibition, however, subparagraph (B) of section 1201(a)(1) creates a regulatory exemption process. Subparagraph (B) of section 1201(a)(1), as implemented through subparagraph (C), allows the Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, to adopt exemptions to the prohibition on circumvention when it is established that persons are, or are likely in the succeeding three-year period to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses of particular classes of works as a result of the prohibition. The Register’s recommendation is made based on an evidentiary record developed through a multi-stage proceeding that includes written comments, oral testimony and other evidence submitted by the public, and after consultation with the Assistant Secretary for Communications and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:10 Aug 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 Information of the Department of Commerce (‘‘Assistant Secretary’’). In accordance with the statutory framework, a new rulemaking is commenced every three years. In 2006, as part of the third triennial section 1201 rulemaking, the Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, for the first time announced an exemption from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to computer programs that enable wireless telephone handsets to connect to wireless telephone communication networks when the circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of lawfully connecting to such a network— a process commonly referred to as ‘‘cellphone unlocking.’’ 71 FR 68472, 68480 (Nov. 27, 2006). In 2010, as a result of the fourth triennial rulemaking, the Librarian of Congress, again acting upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, adopted a slightly different version of the cellphone unlocking exemption to enable used wireless telephone handsets to connect to wireless telecommunications networks where the circumvention is initiated by the owner of the copy of the handset computer program solely in order to connect to such a network in an authorized manner. 75 FR 43825, 43839 (July 27, 2010). In 2012, in the fifth triennial rulemaking, the Librarian adopted, upon the Register’s recommendation, a more limited unlocking exemption. The evidentiary record in the 2012 proceeding established that wireless carriers were more willing to unlock cellphones upon the expiration of customers’ contracts and that unlocked cellphones were widely available for purchase in the marketplace. 77 FR 65260, 65264–66 (Oct. 26, 2012). As a result, while still permitting the unlocking of older, or ‘‘legacy,’’ phones, the 2012 rule ended the exemption with respect to new phones acquired after January 26, 2013, 90 days after the rule went into effect. As before, unlocking was limited to owners of the handset computer program undertaken solely for the purpose of connecting to a wireless network in an authorized manner. Id. at 65278. In response to public calls for a broader exemption,1 Congress passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act (‘‘Act’’), effective as of August 1, 2014. In place 1 See We the People, https:// petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-unlockingcell-phones-legal/1g9KhZG7 (last updated July 25, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50553 of the 2012 exemption, the Act substitutes the version of the Librarian’s cellphone unlocking exemption that was adopted pursuant to the 2010 rulemaking. In addition, the legislation provides that the circumvention permitted under the reinstated 2010 exemption, as well as any future exemptions applicable to wireless handsets or other wireless devices, may be initiated by the owner of the handset or device, by another person at the direction of the owner, or by a provider of commercial mobile radio or data services, to enable such owner or a family member to connect to a wireless network when authorized by the network operator. Pub. L. No. 113–144 sec. 2(a), (c). Finally, the legislation directs the Librarian of Congress to consider in the next triennial rulemaking proceeding whether to extend the unlocking exemption to other types of wireless devices based upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, who in turn is to consult with the Assistant Secretary. Id. at sec. 2(b). In accordance with the Act, the Librarian of Congress adopts the following amendments to the exemptions set forth in 37 CFR 201.40. List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 201 Copyright, General provisions. Final Regulations For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 37 CFR part 201 is amended as follows: PART 201—GENERAL PROVISIONS 1. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 17 U.S.C. 702. 2. Section 201.40 is amended as follows: ■ a. By revising the section heading; ■ b. By revising paragraph (b)(3); ■ c. By redesignating paragraph (c) as paragraph (d); and ■ d. By adding a new paragraph (c). ■ § 201.40 Exemptions to prohibition against circumvention. * * * * * (b) * * * (3) Computer programs, in the form of firmware or software, that enable used wireless telephone handsets to connect to a wireless telecommunications network, when circumvention is initiated by the owner of the copy of the computer program solely in order to connect to a wireless telecommunications network and access E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1 50554 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 164 / Monday, August 25, 2014 / Rules and Regulations to the network is authorized by the operator of the network. * * * * * (c) Persons who may initiate circumvention. To the extent authorized under paragraph (b) of this section, the circumvention of a technological measure that restricts wireless telephone handsets or other wireless devices from connecting to a wireless telecommunications network may be initiated by the owner of any such handset or other device, by another person at the direction of the owner, or by a provider of a commercial mobile radio service or a commercial mobile data service at the direction of such owner or other person, solely in order to enable such owner or a family member of such owner to connect to a wireless telecommunications network, when such connection is authorized by the operator of such network. Dated: August 18, 2014. James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress. [FR Doc. 2014–20077 Filed 8–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–30–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R04–OAR–2012–0814 & EPA–R04– OAR–2012–0692; FRL–9915–65–Region 4] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Florida; Infrastructure Requirement (Visibility) for the 1997 and 2006 PM, and 2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: On April 18, 2008, and September 23, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received state implementation plan (SIP) submissions from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), regarding the infrastructure elements for the 1997 annual Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, respectively. On October 31, 2012, EPA received a SIP submission from FDEP regarding the infrastructure elements for the 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. Additionally, on October 22, 2013, FDEP supplemented the three aforementioned infrastructure SIP submissions. The Clean Air Act (CAA or Act) requires that each state adopt and submit a SIP for the implementation, emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:10 Aug 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 maintenance, and enforcement of each NAAQS promulgated by EPA. These plans are commonly referred to as ‘‘infrastructure’’ SIPs. Specifically, EPA is taking final action to approve the submissions for Florida as they relate to the 1997 annual and 2006 24-hour PM2.5 and 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS infrastructure SIP requirements to protect visibility in other states. All other applicable infrastructure requirements for these NAAQS have been addressed in separate rulemakings. EPA is approving the elements of these infrastructure SIP submissions, as supplemented on October 22, 2013, as they relate to the protection of visibility in other states. This rule will be effective September 24, 2014. DATES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA–R04–OAR– 2012–0814 for the 1997 and 2006 PM2.5 SIP submissions and EPA–R04–OAR– 2012–0692 for the 2008 8-hour ozone SIP submission. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., Confidential Business Information or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at the Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. excluding federal holidays. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Lakeman, Regulatory Development Section, Air Planning Branch, Air, Pesticides and Toxics Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, 61 Forsyth Street SW., Atlanta, Georgia 30303–8960. The telephone number is (404) 562–9043. Mr. Lakeman can be reached via electronic mail at lakeman.sean@ epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 I. Background Upon promulgation of a new or revised NAAQS, sections 110(a)(1) and (2) of the CAA require states to address basic SIP requirements, including emissions inventories, monitoring, and modeling to assure attainment and maintenance for that new NAAQS. On July 18, 1997 (62 FR 38652), EPA established an annual PM2.5 NAAQS of 15.0 micrograms per cubic meter (mg/ m3), based on a 3-year average of annual mean PM2.5 concentrations, and a 24hour NAAQS of 65 mg/m3. On October 17, 2006 (71 FR 61144), EPA retained the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS at 15.0 mg/m3 based on a 3-year average of annual mean PM2.5 concentrations and promulgated a new 24-hour NAAQS of 35 mg/m3 based on a 3-year average of the 98th percentile of 24-hour concentrations. On March 27, 2008 (77 FR 16436), EPA revised the 8-hour ozone NAAQS to 0.075 parts per million. On March 21, 2014, EPA proposed to approve SIP submissions from Florida as they relate to section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II) infrastructure SIP requirements to protect visibility in other states for the 1997 annual PM2.5 NAAQS, 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, and 2008 8-hour ozone NAAQS. A summary of the background for today’s final action is provided below. See EPA’s March 21, 2014, proposed rulemaking at 79 FR 15718 for more detail. Section 110(a)(2)(D) has two components: 110(a)(2)(D)(i) and 110(a)(2)(D)(ii). Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i) includes four distinct components, commonly referred to as ‘‘prongs,’’ that must be addressed in infrastructure SIP submissions. The first two prongs, which are codified in section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I), are provisions that prohibit any source or other type of emissions activity in one state from contributing significantly to nonattainment of the NAAQS in another state (prong 1) and interfering with maintenance of the NAAQS in another state (prong 2). The third and fourth prongs, which are codified in section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II), are provisions that prohibit emissions activity in one state interfering with measures required to prevent significant deterioration of air quality in another state (prong 3) and to protect visibility in another state (prong 4). Section 110(a)(2)(D)(ii) requires SIPs to include provisions ensuring compliance with sections 115 and 126 of the Act, relating to interstate and international pollution abatement. EPA has previously taken action to address SIP submissions from Florida related to prongs 1 through 3 of section E:\FR\FM\25AUR1.SGM 25AUR1

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

U.S. Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201

[Docket No. 2014-06]


Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection 
Systems for Wireless Telephone Handsets

AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to an act of Congress, the Librarian of Congress is 
amending applicable regulations to provide that the prohibition against 
circumvention of technological measures that effectively control access 
to copyrighted works set forth in the United States Code shall not 
apply to persons who engage in such circumvention to enable used 
wireless telephone handsets to connect to wireless telecommunications 
networks when the circumvention is initiated either by the owner of the 
handset or certain other persons, and when connection to the network is 
authorized by the operator of the network.

DATES: Effective August 25, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, General 
Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at 
jcharlesworth@loc.gov or by telephone at 202-707-8350; or Sarang V. 
Damle, Special Advisor to the General Counsel, by email at sdam@loc.gov 
or by telephone at 202-707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Unlocking Consumer Choice 
and Wireless Competition Act, Public Law 113-144, enacted on and 
effective as of August 1, 2014, the Librarian of Congress is publishing 
a rule amending 37 CFR 201.40 to designate a class of copyrighted works 
that shall be exempt from the prohibition against circumvention of 
technological measures that effectively control access to copyrighted 
works set forth in 17 U.S.C. 1201(a)(1)(A) and to specify those persons 
who may initiate such circumvention.

Background

    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA'') was enacted to 
implement certain provisions of the WIPO Copyright Treaty and WIPO 
Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The DMCA created chapter 12 of 
title 17 of the United States Code, which prohibits circumvention of 
technological measures employed by copyright owners to protect their 
works. Specifically, section 1201(a)(1)(A) provides that no person 
shall circumvent a technological measure that effectively controls 
access to a work protected under title 17. In order to ensure that the 
public will have continued ability to engage in noninfringing uses of 
copyrighted works that may be adversely affected by the prohibition, 
however, subparagraph (B) of section 1201(a)(1) creates a regulatory 
exemption process.
    Subparagraph (B) of section 1201(a)(1), as implemented through 
subparagraph (C), allows the Librarian of Congress, upon the 
recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, to adopt exemptions to 
the prohibition on circumvention when it is established that persons 
are, or are likely in the succeeding three-year period to be, adversely 
affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses of particular 
classes of works as a result of the prohibition. The Register's 
recommendation is made based on an evidentiary record developed through 
a multi-stage proceeding that includes written comments, oral testimony 
and other evidence submitted by the public, and after consultation with 
the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information of the 
Department of Commerce (``Assistant Secretary''). In accordance with 
the statutory framework, a new rulemaking is commenced every three 
years.
    In 2006, as part of the third triennial section 1201 rulemaking, 
the Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Register of 
Copyrights, for the first time announced an exemption from the 
prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that 
control access to computer programs that enable wireless telephone 
handsets to connect to wireless telephone communication networks when 
the circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of lawfully 
connecting to such a network--a process commonly referred to as 
``cellphone unlocking.'' 71 FR 68472, 68480 (Nov. 27, 2006).
    In 2010, as a result of the fourth triennial rulemaking, the 
Librarian of Congress, again acting upon the recommendation of the 
Register of Copyrights, adopted a slightly different version of the 
cellphone unlocking exemption to enable used wireless telephone 
handsets to connect to wireless telecommunications networks where the 
circumvention is initiated by the owner of the copy of the handset 
computer program solely in order to connect to such a network in an 
authorized manner. 75 FR 43825, 43839 (July 27, 2010).
    In 2012, in the fifth triennial rulemaking, the Librarian adopted, 
upon the Register's recommendation, a more limited unlocking exemption. 
The evidentiary record in the 2012 proceeding established that wireless 
carriers were more willing to unlock cellphones upon the expiration of 
customers' contracts and that unlocked cellphones were widely available 
for purchase in the marketplace. 77 FR 65260, 65264-66 (Oct. 26, 2012). 
As a result, while still permitting the unlocking of older, or 
``legacy,'' phones, the 2012 rule ended the exemption with respect to 
new phones acquired after January 26, 2013, 90 days after the rule went 
into effect. As before, unlocking was limited to owners of the handset 
computer program undertaken solely for the purpose of connecting to a 
wireless network in an authorized manner. Id. at 65278.
    In response to public calls for a broader exemption,\1\ Congress 
passed the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act 
(``Act''), effective as of August 1, 2014. In place of the 2012 
exemption, the Act substitutes the version of the Librarian's cellphone 
unlocking exemption that was adopted pursuant to the 2010 rulemaking. 
In addition, the legislation provides that the circumvention permitted 
under the reinstated 2010 exemption, as well as any future exemptions 
applicable to wireless handsets or other wireless devices, may be 
initiated by the owner of the handset or device, by another person at 
the direction of the owner, or by a provider of commercial mobile radio 
or data services, to enable such owner or a family member to connect to 
a wireless network when authorized by the network operator. Pub. L. No. 
113-144 sec. 2(a), (c). Finally, the legislation directs the Librarian 
of Congress to consider in the next triennial rulemaking proceeding 
whether to extend the unlocking exemption to other types of wireless 
devices based upon the recommendation of the Register of Copyrights, 
who in turn is to consult with the Assistant Secretary. Id. at sec. 
2(b).
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    \1\ See We the People, https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/make-unlocking-cell-phones-legal/1g9KhZG7 (last updated 
July 25, 2014).
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    In accordance with the Act, the Librarian of Congress adopts the 
following amendments to the exemptions set forth in 37 CFR 201.40.

List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 201

    Copyright, General provisions.

Final Regulations

    For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 37 CFR part 201 is 
amended as follows:

PART 201--GENERAL PROVISIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  17 U.S.C. 702.


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2. Section 201.40 is amended as follows:
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a. By revising the section heading;
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b. By revising paragraph (b)(3);
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c. By redesignating paragraph (c) as paragraph (d); and
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d. By adding a new paragraph (c).


Sec.  201.40  Exemptions to prohibition against circumvention.

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    (b) * * *
    (3) Computer programs, in the form of firmware or software, that 
enable used wireless telephone handsets to connect to a wireless 
telecommunications network, when circumvention is initiated by the 
owner of the copy of the computer program solely in order to connect to 
a wireless telecommunications network and access

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to the network is authorized by the operator of the network.
* * * * *
    (c) Persons who may initiate circumvention. To the extent 
authorized under paragraph (b) of this section, the circumvention of a 
technological measure that restricts wireless telephone handsets or 
other wireless devices from connecting to a wireless telecommunications 
network may be initiated by the owner of any such handset or other 
device, by another person at the direction of the owner, or by a 
provider of a commercial mobile radio service or a commercial mobile 
data service at the direction of such owner or other person, solely in 
order to enable such owner or a family member of such owner to connect 
to a wireless telecommunications network, when such connection is 
authorized by the operator of such network.

    Dated: August 18, 2014.
James H. Billington,
Librarian of Congress.
[FR Doc. 2014-20077 Filed 8-22-14; 8:45 am]
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