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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2021 / Notices section 112 and 114 licenses. See 37 CFR 380.4(d). As the Collective, SoundExchange may, only once a year, conduct an audit of a licensee for any or all of the prior three calendar years in order to verify royalty payments. SoundExchange must first file with the Judges a notice of intent to audit a licensee and deliver the notice to the licensee. See 37 CFR 380.6. On December 18, 2020, SoundExchange filed with the Judges notices of intent to audit Cumulus Media, Emmis Communications, IMVU, Inc., Pandora Media, LLC, and Urban One, Inc. for the years 2017—2019. The Judges must publish notice in the Federal Register within 30 days of receipt of a notice announcing the Collective’s intent to conduct an audit. See 37 CFR 380.6(c). Today’s notice fulfills this requirement with respect to SoundExchange’s December 18, 2020 notices of intent to audit. Dated: January 5, 2021. Jesse M. Feder, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2021–00180 Filed 1–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 20–CRB–0019–AU (Rockbot)] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of a notice of intent to audit the 2017, 2018, and 2019 statements of account submitted by Rockbot, Inc.’s Business Establishment Service concerning royalty payments they made pursuant to statutory license. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, by telephone at (202) 707–7658 or by email at crb@loc.gov. SUMMARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, grants to sound recordings copyright owners the exclusive right to publicly perform sound recordings by means of certain digital audio transmissions, subject to limitations. Specifically, the right is limited by the statutory license in section 112, which allows a service to make necessary ephemeral reproductions to facilitate the digital transmission of the sound recording, including for transmissions to business establishments. 17 U.S.C. 112(e). tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 Licensees may operate under this license provided they pay the royalty fees and comply with the terms set by the Copyright Royalty Judges. The rates and terms for the section 112(e) license applicable to business establishment services is set forth in 37 CFR 384. As part of the terms set for this license, the Judges designated SoundExchange as the Collective, i.e., the organization charged with collecting the royalty payments and statements of account submitted by eligible licensees and with distributing royalties to the copyright owners and performers entitled to receive them under the section 112 license. See, e.g., 37 CFR 384.4. As the Collective, SoundExchange may, only once a year, conduct an audit of a licensee for any or all of the prior three calendar years in order to verify royalty payments. SoundExchange must first file with the Judges a notice of intent to audit a licensee and deliver the notice to the licensee. See, e.g., 37 CFR 384.6. On December 18, 2020, SoundExchange filed with the Judges a notice of intent to audit Rockbot, Inc.’s Business Establishment Service for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019. The Judges must publish notice in the Federal Register within 30 days of receipt of a notice announcing the Collective’s intent to conduct an audit. See id. Today’s notice fulfills this requirement with respect to SoundExchange’s notice of intent to audit filed December 18, 2020. Dated: January 5, 2021. Jesse M. Feder, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2021–00181 Filed 1–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P NATIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE [Docket No.: 1–2021–01] National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee virtual public meeting. AGENCY: The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (the ‘‘Commission’’) is publishing this notice to announce that the following Federal Advisory Committee virtual public meeting—held over two days— will take place. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1531 Monday, January 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), Tuesday, January 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Angela Ponmakha, 703–614–6379 (Voice), nscai-dfo@nscai.gov. Mailing address: Designated Federal Officer, National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, 2530 Crystal Drive, Box 45, Arlington, VA 22202. website: https://www.nscai.gov. The most up-to-date information about the meeting and the Commission can be found on the website. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This twoday meeting is being held under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C., Appendix), the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), and 41 CFR 102–3.140 and 102–3.150. Purpose of the Meeting: The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19 NDAA), Sec. 1051, Public Law 115–232, 132 Stat. 1636, 1962–65 (2018), created the Commission to ‘‘consider the methods and means necessary to advance the development of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and associated technologies by the United States to comprehensively address the national security and defense needs of the United States.’’ The Commission will consider and deliberate on potential recommendations to Congress and the Executive Branch, and review the Commission’s draft Final Report. Agenda: The first instance of the twoday meeting will begin on January 25, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST with opening remarks by the Designated Federal Officer, Ms. Angela Ponmakha; the Executive Director, Mr. Yll Bajraktari; the Commission Chair, Dr. Eric Schmidt; and the Commission Vice Chair, Mr. Robert Work. Chairs of the working groups studying each of the Commission’s lines of effort (LOEs) will present specific chapters of the Final Report and the associated recommendations from their respective LOEs for consideration by the entire Commission. The Commission’s LOEs are: LOE 1—Invest in AI Research & Development and Software; LOE 2— Apply AI to National Security Missions; LOE 3—Train and Recruit AI Talent; LOE 4—Protect and Build Upon U.S. Technological Advantages & Hardware; LOE 5—Marshal Global AI Cooperation; and LOE 6—Ethics and Responsible AI. The Commission will deliberate on the draft Final Report chapters and recommendations and consider them for inclusion in the Commission’s final report to Congress and the DATES: E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 5 (Friday, January 8, 2021)]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 20-CRB-0019-AU (Rockbot)]


Notice of Intent To Audit

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from 
SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of a notice of intent to audit the 
2017, 2018, and 2019 statements of account submitted by Rockbot, Inc.'s 
Business Establishment Service concerning royalty payments they made 
pursuant to statutory license.

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

SUMMARY INFORMATION: The Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States 
Code, grants to sound recordings copyright owners the exclusive right 
to publicly perform sound recordings by means of certain digital audio 
transmissions, subject to limitations. Specifically, the right is 
limited by the statutory license in section 112, which allows a service 
to make necessary ephemeral reproductions to facilitate the digital 
transmission of the sound recording, including for transmissions to 
business establishments. 17 U.S.C. 112(e).
    Licensees may operate under this license provided they pay the 
royalty fees and comply with the terms set by the Copyright Royalty 
Judges. The rates and terms for the section 112(e) license applicable 
to business establishment services is set forth in 37 CFR 384.
    As part of the terms set for this license, the Judges designated 
SoundExchange as the Collective, i.e., the organization charged with 
collecting the royalty payments and statements of account submitted by 
eligible licensees and with distributing royalties to the copyright 
owners and performers entitled to receive them under the section 112 
license. See, e.g., 37 CFR 384.4.
    As the Collective, SoundExchange may, only once a year, conduct an 
audit of a licensee for any or all of the prior three calendar years in 
order to verify royalty payments. SoundExchange must first file with 
the Judges a notice of intent to audit a licensee and deliver the 
notice to the licensee. See, e.g., 37 CFR 384.6.
    On December 18, 2020, SoundExchange filed with the Judges a notice 
of intent to audit Rockbot, Inc.'s Business Establishment Service for 
the years 2017, 2018, and 2019. The Judges must publish notice in the 
Federal Register within 30 days of receipt of a notice announcing the 
Collective's intent to conduct an audit. See id. Today's notice 
fulfills this requirement with respect to SoundExchange's notice of 
intent to audit filed December 18, 2020.

    Dated: January 5, 2021.
Jesse M. Feder,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2021-00181 Filed 1-7-21; 8:45 am]
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