Notice of Intent To Audit, 1530 [2021-00182]

Download as PDF 1530 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 5 / Friday, January 8, 2021 / Notices III. Internet Availability Persons with internet access may view the preliminary bulletin at https:// www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OWCP/ dcmwc/blba/indexes/BL21-01OCR.pdf or at http://www.regulations.gov. The relevant forms are available at: https:// www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/owcp/ regs/compliance/cm-2017.pdf; https:// www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/owcp/ regs/compliance/cm-2017a.pdf; https:// www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/owcp/ regs/compliance/cm-2017b.pdf. Additional information about the programmatic changes are available on the OWCP website at: https:// www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/owcp/ dcmwc/ActuarialAssumptions.pdf. Persons who do not have electronic access to the bulletin, forms, and other information may request a copy using the contact information above. Dated: January 4, 2021. Julia K. Hearthway, Director, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. [FR Doc. 2021–00097 Filed 1–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. 20–CRB–0017–AU (Music Choice)] Notice of Intent To Audit Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Public notice. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of a notice of intent to audit Music Choice to verify royalties paid by Commercial Webcasters, Preexisting Subscription Services, and Business Establishment Services in 2017, 2018, and 2019 pursuant to two statutory licenses. SUMMARY: tkelley on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 114, which allows nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services, eligible nonsubscription VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 services, and preexisting satellite digital audio radio services to perform publicly sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions. 17 U.S.C. 114(f). In addition, a statutory license in section 112 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 these licenses provided they pay the royalty fees and comply with the terms set by the Judges. The rates and terms for the section 112 and 114 licenses are set forth in 37 CFR parts 380, 382, and 384. As part of the terms set for these licenses, 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 and 114 licenses. See, e.g., 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, e.g., 37 CFR 380.6. On December 18, 2020, SoundExchange filed with the Judges a notice of intent to audit Music Choice for royalties paid by Commercial Webcasters, Preexisting Subscription Services, and Business Establishment Services 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. 2021–00182 Filed 1–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket Nos. 20–CRB–0014–AU (Cumulus Media, Inc.), 20–CRB–0015–AU (Emmis Communications Corp.), 20–CRB–0016–AU (IMVU, Inc.), 20–CRB–0018–AU (Pandora Media), 20–CRB–0020–AU (Urban One)] 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 notices of intent to audit the 2017, 2018, and 2019 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Cumulus Media, Emmis Communications, IMVU, Inc., Pandora Media, LLC, and Urban One, Inc. concerning the royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses. 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 114, which allows nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services, eligible nonsubscription services, and pre-existing satellite digital audio radio services to perform publicly sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions. 17 U.S.C. 114(f). In addition, a statutory license in section 112 allows a service to make necessary ephemeral reproductions to facilitate the digital transmission of the sound recording. 17 U.S.C. 112(e). Licensees may operate under these licenses 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 and 114 licenses are set forth in 37 CFR parts 380 and 382–84. As part of the terms set for these licenses, the Judges designated SoundExchange, as the Collective, i.e., the organization charged with collecting the royalty payments and statements of account submitted by eligible nonexempt noninteractive digital subscription services such as Commercial Webcasters and with distributing the royalties to the copyright owners and performers entitled to receive them under the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08JAN1.SGM 08JAN1

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 20-CRB-0017-AU (Music Choice)]


Notice of Intent To Audit

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Public notice.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce receipt from 
SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of a notice of intent to audit 
Music Choice to verify royalties paid by Commercial Webcasters, 
Preexisting Subscription Services, and Business Establishment Services 
in 2017, 2018, and 2019 pursuant to two statutory licenses.

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 114, which allows nonexempt 
noninteractive digital subscription services, eligible nonsubscription 
services, and preexisting satellite digital audio radio services to 
perform publicly sound recordings by means of digital audio 
transmissions. 17 U.S.C. 114(f). In addition, a statutory license in 
section 112 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 these licenses provided they pay the 
royalty fees and comply with the terms set by the Judges. The rates and 
terms for the section 112 and 114 licenses are set forth in 37 CFR 
parts 380, 382, and 384.
    As part of the terms set for these licenses, 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 
and 114 licenses. See, e.g., 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, e.g., 37 CFR 380.6.
    On December 18, 2020, SoundExchange filed with the Judges a notice 
of intent to audit Music Choice for royalties paid by Commercial 
Webcasters, Preexisting Subscription Services, and Business 
Establishment Services 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. 2021-00182 Filed 1-7-21; 8:45 am]
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