Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates, 34467 [2020-12096]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 108 / Thursday, June 4, 2020 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below for registration requirements.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Joy, Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20531, by telephone at (202) 514–1369, toll free (866) 859– 2687, or by email at Gregory.joy@ usdoj.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Review Board carries out those advisory functions specified in 42 U.S.C. 15202. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 15201, the President of the United States is authorized to award the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. This WebEx meeting is open to the public. Members of the public who wish to participate must register at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by contacting Mr. Joy. 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The Judges also announce the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and pay the $150 filing fee. DATES: Petitions to Participate and the filing fee are due no later than July 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: The petition to participate form is available online in eCRB, the khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:24 Jun 03, 2020 Jkt 250001 Copyright Royalty Board’s online electronic filing application, at https:// app.crb.gov/. Instructions: The petition to participate process has been simplified. Interested parties file a petition to participate by filling out the petition to participate form in eCRB and paying the fee in eCRB. Do not upload a petition to participate document. Docket: For access to the docket to read submitted documents, go to eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic filing and case management system, at https://app.crb.gov/, and search for docket number 20–CRB–0008–CA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, CRB Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658, or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 111 of the Copyright Act grants a statutory copyright license to cable television systems for the retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations to their subscribers. 17 U.S.C. 111(c). In exchange for the license, cable operators submit royalty payments and statements of account detailing their retransmissions semiannually to the Copyright Office. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1). The Copyright Office deposits the royalties into the United States Treasury for later distribution to copyright owners of the broadcast programming that the cable systems retransmit. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(2). A cable system calculates its royalty payments in accordance with the statutory formula described in 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1). See 37 CFR 387. Royalty rates are based upon a cable system’s gross receipts from subscribers who receive retransmitted broadcast signals. For rate calculation purposes, cable systems are divided into three tiers based on their gross receipts (small, medium, and large). 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1)(B) through (F). Both the applicable rates and the tiers are subject to adjustment. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(2). Every five years persons with a significant interest in the royalty rates may file petitions to initiate a proceeding to adjust the rates. 17 U.S.C. 804(a) and (b). No person with a significant interest has filed a petition to initiate a proceeding in 2020.1 The Judges must, therefore, publish notice in the Federal Register announcing the commencement of a proceeding and 1 With respect to the rates for the 2015–2019 period, the Judges adopted a settlement proposed by the participants to leave the then-current rates unchanged. 81 FR 62813, 62814 (Sept. 13, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34467 calling for Petitions to Participate. See 17 U.S.C. 803(b)(1). Petitions To Participate Parties filing Petitions to Participate must use the form in eCRB instead of uploading a document and must comply with the requirements of § 351.1(b) of the Copyright Royalty Board’s regulations. 37 CFR 351.1(b). Dated: June 1, 2020. Jesse M. Feder, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2020–12096 Filed 6–3–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Office of National Drug Control Policy Designation of Twelve Areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). ACTION: Notice of twelve HIDTA designations. AGENCY: The Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy designated 12 additional areas as High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1706(b)(1). The new areas are (1) Davidson County in Tennessee as part of the Appalachia HIDTA; (2) Chatham County in Georgia as part of the Atlanta/Carolinas HIDTA; (3) Manatee and Leon Counties in Florida as part of the Central Florida and North Florida HIDTAs, respectively; (4) Lake County in Illinois as part of the Chicago HIDTA; (5) Chambers County in Texas as part of the Houston HIDTA; (6) Vanderburgh County in Indiana as part of the Indiana HIDTA; (7) Eau Claire County in Wisconsin as part of the North Central HIDTA; (8) Grant County in Washington as part of the Northwest HIDTA; (9) Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania as part of the Ohio HIDTA; (10) Kootenai County in Idaho as part of the Oregon/Idaho HIDTA; and (11) Allegany County in Maryland as part of the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA. The Director of ONDCP also removed one area as a HIDTA pursuant to 21 U.S.C. 1706(c), effective May 27, 2020. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 108 (Thursday, June 4, 2020)]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 20-CRB-0008-CA (2020-2025)]


Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice announcing commencement of proceeding with request for 
petitions to participate.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the 
commencement of a proceeding to adjust the rates for the cable 
statutory license described in section 111 of the Copyright Act. The 
Judges also announce the date by which a party who wishes to 
participate in the proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and 
pay the $150 filing fee.

DATES: Petitions to Participate and the filing fee are due no later 
than July 6, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The petition to participate form is available online in 
eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board's online electronic filing 
application, at https://app.crb.gov/.
    Instructions: The petition to participate process has been 
simplified. Interested parties file a petition to participate by 
filling out the petition to participate form in eCRB and paying the fee 
in eCRB. Do not upload a petition to participate document.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read submitted documents, go to 
eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board's electronic filing and case 
management system, at https://app.crb.gov/, and search for docket 
number 20-CRB-0008-CA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, CRB Program Specialist, 
by telephone at (202) 707-7658, or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 111 of the Copyright Act grants a statutory copyright 
license to cable television systems for the retransmission of over-the-
air television and radio broadcast stations to their subscribers. 17 
U.S.C. 111(c). In exchange for the license, cable operators submit 
royalty payments and statements of account detailing their 
retransmissions semiannually to the Copyright Office. 17 U.S.C. 
111(d)(1). The Copyright Office deposits the royalties into the United 
States Treasury for later distribution to copyright owners of the 
broadcast programming that the cable systems retransmit. 17 U.S.C. 
111(d)(2).
    A cable system calculates its royalty payments in accordance with 
the statutory formula described in 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(1). See 37 CFR 387. 
Royalty rates are based upon a cable system's gross receipts from 
subscribers who receive retransmitted broadcast signals. For rate 
calculation purposes, cable systems are divided into three tiers based 
on their gross receipts (small, medium, and large). 17 U.S.C. 
111(d)(1)(B) through (F). Both the applicable rates and the tiers are 
subject to adjustment. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(2). Every five years persons 
with a significant interest in the royalty rates may file petitions to 
initiate a proceeding to adjust the rates. 17 U.S.C. 804(a) and (b). No 
person with a significant interest has filed a petition to initiate a 
proceeding in 2020.\1\ The Judges must, therefore, publish notice in 
the Federal Register announcing the commencement of a proceeding and 
calling for Petitions to Participate. See 17 U.S.C. 803(b)(1).
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    \1\ With respect to the rates for the 2015-2019 period, the 
Judges adopted a settlement proposed by the participants to leave 
the then-current rates unchanged. 81 FR 62813, 62814 (Sept. 13, 
2016).
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Petitions To Participate

    Parties filing Petitions to Participate must use the form in eCRB 
instead of uploading a document and must comply with the requirements 
of Sec.  351.1(b) of the Copyright Royalty Board's regulations. 37 CFR 
351.1(b).

    Dated: June 1, 2020.
Jesse M. Feder,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2020-12096 Filed 6-3-20; 8:45 am]
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