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Download as PDF 4066 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices The U.S. Copyright Office is announcing receipt of twelve notices of intent to audit certain 2012 and 2013 statements of account filed by cable operators and satellite carriers pursuant to the section 111 and 119 statutory licenses. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regan A. Smith, Associate General Counsel, by email at resm@loc.gov or by telephone at 202–707–8350; or Jason E. Sloan, Attorney-Advisor, by email at jslo@loc.gov or by telephone at 202– 707–8350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: the U.S. Copyright Office (‘‘Office’’) on a semi-annual basis. The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, Pub. L. 111– 175 (2010), amended the Act by directing the Register of Copyrights (‘‘Register’’) to issue regulations to allow copyright owners to audit the statements of account and royalty fees that cable operators and satellite carriers file with the Office. See 17 U.S.C. 119(b)(2) (directing the Register to ‘‘issue regulations to permit interested parties to verify and audit the statements of account and royalty fees submitted by satellite carriers under this subsection’’); 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(6) (directing the Register to ‘‘issue regulations to provide for the confidential verification by copyright owners whose works were embodied in the secondary transmissions of primary transmissions pursuant to [section 111] of the information reported on the semiannual statements of account filed under this subsection for accounting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2010, in order that the auditor designated under subparagraph [111(d)(6)(A)] is able to confirm the correctness of the calculations and royalty payments reported therein’’). Following a lengthy rulemaking proceeding, the Office issued such regulations, adopting the audit process now set forth in 37 CFR 201.16. See 79 FR 68623 (Nov. 18, 2014). Section 201.16(c)(1) requires any copyright owner who intends to audit a statement of account to provide written notice to the Register no later than three years after the last day of the year in which the statement of account was filed with the Office. 37 CFR 201.16(c)(1). Such notice may be submitted by an individual copyright owner or a designated agent that represents a group or multiple groups of copyright owners. Id. The notice must be received in the Office on or after December 1st and no later than December 31st. Id. The Office is required to publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the receipt of the notice of intent to audit between January 1st and January 31st of the next calendar year. Id. I. Background Sections 111 and 119 of the Copyright Act (‘‘Act’’), Title 17 of the United States Code, establish compulsory licenses under which cable operators and satellite carriers may, by complying with the license terms, retransmit copyrighted over-the-air broadcast programming. Among other requirements, cable and satellite licensees must file statements of account and deposit royalty fees with II. Notices On December 31, 2015, the Office received the below notices of intent to audit statements of account. The notices were submitted jointly by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Women’s National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and National Collegiate Athletics Association pursuant to 37 CFR 201.16(c): SRC meetings are open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. SRC meetings will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the Superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 19, 2016. Alma Ripps Chief, Office of Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–01386 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–EE–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS U.S. Copyright Office [Docket No. 2016–1] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Public Notice. AGENCY: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:09 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Verizon New York Inc. for the cable system serving Bethlehem, New York and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 63302) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2012. 2. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Time Warner Cable Northeast, LLC for the cable system serving Dewitt, New York and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7857) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2013. 3. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Cequel Communications LLC d/b/a Suddenlink Communications for the cable system serving St. Joseph, Missouri and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7850) for the accounting period January 1–June 30, 2013. 4. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by MCC Missouri, LLC (Columbia, MO) for the cable system serving Columbia, Missouri and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 6388) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2012. 5. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by DISH Network, LLC (Licensing Division No. USU600) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2012. 6. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Cox Communications Kansas LLC for the cable system serving Dodge City, Kansas and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 6293) for the accounting period January 1–June 30, 2013. 7. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Comcast of Boston Inc. for the cable system serving Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities (Licensing Division No. 1240) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2013. 8. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by CC Michigan LLC for the cable system serving Traverse City, Michigan and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7566) for the accounting period January 1–June 30, 2013. 9. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Cablevision of Monmouth, LLC for the cable system serving Avon Borough, New Jersey and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7823) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2012. 10. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Bright House Communications LLC for the cable system serving Orlando, Florida and the surrounding area (Licensing E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices Division No. 10444) for the accounting period January 1–June 30, 2013. 11. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T for the cable system serving San Francisco and the surrounding communities (Licensing Division No. 62796) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2013. 12. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by DirecTV (Licensing Division No. USU500) for the accounting period July 1–December 31, 2013. The notices of intent to audit and relevant statements of account are available for onsite viewing at the Copyright Office. Those who wish to inspect these documents can make arrangements to do so using the contact information above. Dated: January 20, 2016. Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright Office. Hall, Lower Level, 555 W. 5th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. The Anchorage meeting will also be accessible via webinar. Information for accessing the webinar, instructions for informing the Commission of your intent to participate in the webinar, and updates to the agenda, will be posted at www.mmc.gov at least one week before the Anchorage meeting. Because the number of participants to the webinar will be limited, it is important to notify the Commission of your intention to participate so that we can do our best to accommodate all interested members of the public. Dated: January 20, 2016. Rebecca J. Lent, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–01397 Filed 1–21–16; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6820–31–P NATIONAL CRIME PREVENTION AND PRIVACY COMPACT COUNCIL [FR Doc. 2016–01396 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] Fingerprint Submission Requirements BILLING CODE 1410–30–P National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council. ACTION: Notice of approval of a U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs proposal requesting access to the Interstate Identification Index with delayed fingerprint submission. AGENCY: MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION Correction Notice: Notice of Public Meetings in Alaska Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act Marine Mammal Commission. Correction of notice. AGENCY: ACTION: On January 15, 2016, the Marine Mammal Commission (Commission) announced in the Federal Register (81 FR 2243) plans to hold a series of public meetings in various locations in Alaska in February 2016. This notice corrects the location for the public meeting in Anchorage, AK. The public meeting in Anchorage, AK, will be held February 11, 2016, 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center, Space 2, Summit asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:09 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 14616. The National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council (Compact Council) approves a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) proposal requesting access to the Interstate Identification Index (III) System on a delayed fingerprint submission basis. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary S. Barron, FBI CJIS Division, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Module D3, Clarksburg, WV 26306; Telephone (304) 625–2803; email gary.barron@ic.fbi.gov; Fax number (304) 625–2868. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4067 Title 28, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 901, specifically § 901.3, gives authority to the Compact Council, established by the National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Act of 1998 (Compact), to approve proposals for delayed submission of fingerprints supporting requests for III records. The proposals must fully describe the emergency nature of the situation, the risk to the health and safety of those involved, and the reasons why contemporaneous fingerprint submission with the search request is not feasible. The BIA proposal makes such an request when conducting criminal history record checks on behalf of federally-recognized tribes, in connection with the placement of children with temporary custodians on an emergency basis. (See BIA’s proposal, attached.) Federallyrecognized tribes that receive funds under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25, United States Code [U.S.C.], 450, et. seq) or the Tribally Controlled Schools Act (25 U.S.C. 2501, et. seq) are authorized access to criminal history record information pursuant to Public Law 101–630 (25 U.S.C. 3205 and 3207). The BIA’s proposal was submitted by letter dated February 11, 2015, and approved by the Compact Council on May 13, 2015, pursuant to 28 CFR 901.2 and 901.3. Access to the III System to conduct name-based criminal history record checks, followed by fingerprint submissions, provides a responsive and timely avenue to determine whether an applicant presents a risk to children during exigent circumstances when time is of the essence. Such name-based checks will be followed by submission of the applicant’s fingerprints to the FBI within 15 calendar days. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 10, 2015. Dawn A. Peck, Compact Council Chairman. BILLING CODE 4410–02–P E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 15 (Monday, January 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4066-4067]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01396]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

U.S. Copyright Office

[Docket No. 2016-1]


Notice of Intent To Audit

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Public Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is announcing receipt of twelve 
notices of intent to audit certain 2012 and 2013 statements of account 
filed by cable operators and satellite carriers pursuant to the section 
111 and 119 statutory licenses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regan A. Smith, Associate General 
Counsel, by email at resm@loc.gov or by telephone at 202-707-8350; or 
Jason E. Sloan, Attorney-Advisor, by email at jslo@loc.gov or by 
telephone at 202-707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Sections 111 and 119 of the Copyright Act (``Act''), Title 17 of 
the United States Code, establish compulsory licenses under which cable 
operators and satellite carriers may, by complying with the license 
terms, retransmit copyrighted over-the-air broadcast programming. Among 
other requirements, cable and satellite licensees must file statements 
of account and deposit royalty fees with the U.S. Copyright Office 
(``Office'') on a semi-annual basis.
    The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, Pub. 
L. 111-175 (2010), amended the Act by directing the Register of 
Copyrights (``Register'') to issue regulations to allow copyright 
owners to audit the statements of account and royalty fees that cable 
operators and satellite carriers file with the Office. See 17 U.S.C. 
119(b)(2) (directing the Register to ``issue regulations to permit 
interested parties to verify and audit the statements of account and 
royalty fees submitted by satellite carriers under this subsection''); 
17 U.S.C. 111(d)(6) (directing the Register to ``issue regulations to 
provide for the confidential verification by copyright owners whose 
works were embodied in the secondary transmissions of primary 
transmissions pursuant to [section 111] of the information reported on 
the semiannual statements of account filed under this subsection for 
accounting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2010, in order that 
the auditor designated under subparagraph [111(d)(6)(A)] is able to 
confirm the correctness of the calculations and royalty payments 
reported therein''). Following a lengthy rulemaking proceeding, the 
Office issued such regulations, adopting the audit process now set 
forth in 37 CFR 201.16. See 79 FR 68623 (Nov. 18, 2014). Section 
201.16(c)(1) requires any copyright owner who intends to audit a 
statement of account to provide written notice to the Register no later 
than three years after the last day of the year in which the statement 
of account was filed with the Office. 37 CFR 201.16(c)(1). Such notice 
may be submitted by an individual copyright owner or a designated agent 
that represents a group or multiple groups of copyright owners. Id. The 
notice must be received in the Office on or after December 1st and no 
later than December 31st. Id. The Office is required to publish a 
notice in the Federal Register announcing the receipt of the notice of 
intent to audit between January 1st and January 31st of the next 
calendar year. Id.

II. Notices

    On December 31, 2015, the Office received the below notices of 
intent to audit statements of account. The notices were submitted 
jointly by the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, National 
Football League, National Basketball Association, Women's National 
Basketball Association, National Hockey League, and National Collegiate 
Athletics Association pursuant to 37 CFR 201.16(c):
    1. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
Verizon New York Inc. for the cable system serving Bethlehem, New York 
and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 63302) for the 
accounting period July 1-December 31, 2012.
    2. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Time 
Warner Cable Northeast, LLC for the cable system serving Dewitt, New 
York and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7857) for the 
accounting period July 1-December 31, 2013.
    3. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
Cequel Communications LLC d/b/a Suddenlink Communications for the cable 
system serving St. Joseph, Missouri and the surrounding area (Licensing 
Division No. 7850) for the accounting period January 1-June 30, 2013.
    4. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by MCC 
Missouri, LLC (Columbia, MO) for the cable system serving Columbia, 
Missouri and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 6388) for the 
accounting period July 1-December 31, 2012.
    5. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by DISH 
Network, LLC (Licensing Division No. USU600) for the accounting period 
July 1-December 31, 2012.
    6. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by Cox 
Communications Kansas LLC for the cable system serving Dodge City, 
Kansas and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 6293) for the 
accounting period January 1-June 30, 2013.
    7. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
Comcast of Boston Inc. for the cable system serving Boston, 
Massachusetts and the surrounding communities (Licensing Division No. 
1240) for the accounting period July 1-December 31, 2013.
    8. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by CC 
Michigan LLC for the cable system serving Traverse City, Michigan and 
the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7566) for the accounting 
period January 1-June 30, 2013.
    9. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
Cablevision of Monmouth, LLC for the cable system serving Avon Borough, 
New Jersey and the surrounding area (Licensing Division No. 7823) for 
the accounting period July 1-December 31, 2012.
    10. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
Bright House Communications LLC for the cable system serving Orlando, 
Florida and the surrounding area (Licensing

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Division No. 10444) for the accounting period January 1-June 30, 2013.
    11. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
Pacific Bell Telephone Company dba AT&T for the cable system serving 
San Francisco and the surrounding communities (Licensing Division No. 
62796) for the accounting period July 1-December 31, 2013.
    12. Notice of intent to audit the statement of account filed by 
DirecTV (Licensing Division No. USU500) for the accounting period July 
1-December 31, 2013.
    The notices of intent to audit and relevant statements of account 
are available for onsite viewing at the Copyright Office. Those who 
wish to inspect these documents can make arrangements to do so using 
the contact information above.

    Dated: January 20, 2016.
Jacqueline C. Charlesworth,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights, U.S. Copyright 
Office.
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