Cost of Living Adjustment for Performance of Musical Compositions by Colleges and Universities, 71319 [2014-28457]

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[FR Doc. 2014–28093 Filed 12–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board 37 CFR Part 381 [Docket No. 14—CRB–0009–NCEB (2015 COLA)] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Cost of Living Adjustment for Performance of Musical Compositions by Colleges and Universities 16:18 Dec 01, 2014 Jkt 235001 Effective: January 2, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys, CRB Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 118 of the Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, creates a statutory license for the use of published nondramatic musical works and published pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting. On November 29, 2012, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) adopted final regulations governing the rates and terms of copyright royalty payments under section 118 of the Copyright Act for the license period 2013–2017. See 77 FR 71104. Pursuant to these regulations, on or before December 1 of each year, the Judges shall publish in the Federal Register a notice of the change in the cost of living for the rate codified at § 381.5(c)(3) relating to compositions in the repertory of SESAC. The adjustment, fixed to the nearest dollar, shall be the greater of (1) ‘‘the change in the cost of living as determined by the Consumer Price Index (all consumers, all items) [CPI–U] . . . during the period from the most recent index published prior to the previous notice to the most recent index published prior to December 1, of that year,’’ 37 CFR 381.10(a), or (2) 2%. 37 CFR 381.10(b), (c). 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, 2013, to the most recent index published before December 1, 2014, is 1.7%.1 In accordance with 37 CFR 381.10(b), the Judges announce that the cost of living adjustment for calendar year 2015 shall be 2%. Application of the 2% COLA to the current rate for the performance of published nondramatic musical compositions in the repertory of SESAC— $143 per station—results in an adjusted rate of $146 per station. Copyright, Music, Radio, Television, Rates. The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 2% in the royalty rates that VerDate Sep<11>2014 DATES: List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 381 Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: colleges, universities, and other educational institutions not affiliated with National Public Radio pay for the use of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory for the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting. 1 On November 20, 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the CPI–U increased 1.7% over the last 12 months. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71319 Final Regulations In consideration of the foregoing, the Judges amend part 381 of title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 381—USE OF CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS IN CONNECTION WITH NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING 1. The authority citation for part 381 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 17 U.S.C. 118, 801(b)(1), and 803. 2. Section 381.5 is amended by revising paragraph (c)(3)(iii) to read as follows: ■ § 381.5 Performance of musical compositions by public broadcasting entities licensed to colleges and universities. * * * * * (c) * * * (3) * * * (iii) 2015: $146 per station. * * * * * Dated: November 28, 2014. Jesse Feder, Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2014–28457 Filed 11–28–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Part 12 Technical Amendment for Information Collection Regarding Designee for Patient Personal Property Department of Veterans Affairs. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: This final rule will add the Office of Management and Budget approval number for the new collection of information in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation that governs a competent veteran’s designation of a person to receive the veteran’s funds and personal effects in the event that such veteran was to die while in a VA field facility. 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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

37 CFR Part 381

[Docket No. 14--CRB-0009-NCEB (2015 COLA)]


Cost of Living Adjustment for Performance of Musical Compositions 
by Colleges and Universities

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living 
adjustment (COLA) of 2% in the royalty rates that colleges, 
universities, and other educational institutions not affiliated with 
National Public Radio pay for the use of published nondramatic musical 
compositions in the SESAC repertory for the statutory license under the 
Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.

DATES: Effective: January 2, 2015.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 118 of the Copyright Act, title 17 
of the United States Code, creates a statutory license for the use of 
published nondramatic musical works and published pictorial, graphic, 
and sculptural works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting.
    On November 29, 2012, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) adopted 
final regulations governing the rates and terms of copyright royalty 
payments under section 118 of the Copyright Act for the license period 
2013-2017. See 77 FR 71104. Pursuant to these regulations, on or before 
December 1 of each year, the Judges shall publish in the Federal 
Register a notice of the change in the cost of living for the rate 
codified at Sec.  381.5(c)(3) relating to compositions in the repertory 
of SESAC. The adjustment, fixed to the nearest dollar, shall be the 
greater of (1) ``the change in the cost of living as determined by the 
Consumer Price Index (all consumers, all items) [CPI-U] . . . during 
the period from the most recent index published prior to the previous 
notice to the most recent index published prior to December 1, of that 
year,'' 37 CFR 381.10(a), or (2) 2%. 37 CFR 381.10(b), (c).
    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, 
2013, to the most recent index published before December 1, 2014, is 
1.7%.\1\ In accordance with 37 CFR 381.10(b), the Judges announce that 
the cost of living adjustment for calendar year 2015 shall be 2%. 
Application of the 2% COLA to the current rate for the performance of 
published nondramatic musical compositions in the repertory of SESAC-- 
$143 per station--results in an adjusted rate of $146 per station.
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    \1\ On November 20, 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics 
announced that the CPI-U increased 1.7% over the last 12 months.
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List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 381

    Copyright, Music, Radio, Television, Rates.

Final Regulations

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Judges amend part 381 of 
title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 381--USE OF CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS IN CONNECTION WITH 
NONCOMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING

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1. The authority citation for part 381 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 17 U.S.C. 118, 801(b)(1), and 803.


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2. Section 381.5 is amended by revising paragraph (c)(3)(iii) to read 
as follows:


Sec.  381.5  Performance of musical compositions by public broadcasting 
entities licensed to colleges and universities.

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    (c) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (iii) 2015: $146 per station.
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    Dated: November 28, 2014.
Jesse Feder,
Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2014-28457 Filed 11-28-14; 4:15 pm]
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