Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds, 50909-50910 [2021-19696]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 174 / Monday, September 13, 2021 / Notices or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,413,420. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 1,413,420. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 3,046,961 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $3,994,517. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Dated: September 3, 2021. Mara Blumenthal, Senior PRA Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–19634 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Proposed Extension of Existing Collection; Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs is soliciting comments concerning the proposed collection: Authorization for Release of Medical Information (CM–936). A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the office listed below in the addresses section of this Notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the addresses section below on or before November 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by mail, delivery service, or by hand to Ms. Anjanette Suggs, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S–3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax (202) 354–9660; or by Email to Suggs.Anjanette@dol.gov. Please use only one method of transmission for comments (mail/delivery, fax, or Email). Please note that comments submitted lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 after the comment period will not be considered. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Black Lung Benefits Act, as amended, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and 20 CFR 725.405 require that all relevant medical evidence be considered before a decision can be made regarding a claimant’s eligibility for benefits. By signing the CM–936 form, the claimant authorizes physicians, hospitals, medical facilities or organizations, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to release medical information about the miner to the Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. The form contains information required by medical institutions and private physicians to enable them to release pertinent medical information. This information collection is currently approved for use through February 28, 2022. II. Review Focus The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments which: * Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; * evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; * enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and * minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. III. Current Actions The Department of Labor seeks approval for the extension of this currently-approved information collection in order to obtain claimant consent for the release of medical information for consideration by the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs in their claim for benefits. Failure to gather this information would inhibit the adjudication of black lung claims because pertinent medical data would not be available for consideration during the processing of the claim. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50909 Agency: Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs. Type of Review: Renewal. Title: Authorization for Release of Medical Information. OMB Number: 1240–0034. Agency Number: CM–936. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Total Respondents: 5,000. Total Annual Responses: 5,000. Average Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Burden Hours: 417 hours. Frequency: On occasion. Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $5,300.00. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they will also become a matter of public record. Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of Labor. [FR Doc. 2021–19619 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. CONSOLIDATED 16–CRB– 0009–CD (2014–17)] Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice requesting comments. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Multigroup Claimants for partial distribution of 2015–2017 cable royalty funds. DATES: Comments are due on or before October 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested claimants must submit timely comments using eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s online electronic filing application, at https:// app.crb.gov/. Instructions: All submissions must include a reference to the CRB and docket number CONSOLIDATED 16– CRB–0009–CD (2014–17). All submissions will be posted without change to eCRB at https://app.crb.gov/ including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read submitted documents, go to eCRB, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 50910 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 174 / Monday, September 13, 2021 / Notices the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic filing and case management system, at https://app.crb.gov/ and search for docket number CONSOLIDATED 16– CRB–0009–CD (2014–17). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, 202– 707–7658, crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year cable systems must submit royalty payments to the Register of Copyrights as required by the statutory license set forth in sec. 111 of the Copyright Act for the retransmission to cable subscribers of over-the-air television and radio broadcast signals. See 17 U.S.C. 111(d). The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) oversee distribution of royalties to copyright owners whose works were included in a qualifying transmission and who timely filed a claim for royalties. Allocation of the royalties collected occurs in one of two ways. In the first instance, the Judges may authorize distribution in accordance with a negotiated settlement among all claiming parties. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(A). If all claimants do not reach agreement with respect to the royalties, the Judges must conduct a proceeding to determine the distribution of any royalties that remain in controversy. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(B). Alternatively, the Judges may, on motion of claimants and on notice to all interested parties, authorize a partial distribution of royalties, reserving on deposit sufficient funds to resolve identified disputes. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(C), 801(b)(3)(C). On July 23, 2021, Worldwide Subsidy Group LLC dba Multigroup Claimants (MGC) filed with the Judges a motion requesting partial distributions in the amount of $893,086 from the 2015 cable royalty fund, $842,586 from the 2016 cable royalty fund, and $839,111 from the 2017 cable royalty fund, pursuant to sec. 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(3)(C). Motion at 5.1 MGC represents that the partial distribution amounts it requests are based on a formula that MGC developed that takes into consideration the amount of cable funds that have been collected for 2015, 2016, and 2017 and applying a ‘‘blended percentage of the aggregate cable funds attributable to 2010–2013 attributable to MGC’s devotional programming claims.’’ Motion at 4–5.2 The Settling Devotional Claimants (SDC) opposed the Motion as well as a 1 The Motion can be found at https://app.crb.gov/ document/download/25502. 2 According to MGC, applying its formula to the cable royalties collected for 2015, 2016, and 2017, yields $1,786,172 (for 2015), $1,685,172 (for 2016), and $1,678,223 (for 2017). MGC requests 50% of these amounts. Motion at 5. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 separate motion that MGC filed in the companion satellite docket. Settling Devotional Claimants’ Opposition to Multigroup Claimants’ Motion for Partial Distribution of 2015–2017 Cable and Satellite Royalty Funds (Opposition).3 MGC filed a Reply in support of its Motion. See Multigroup Claimants’ Reply in Support of Motion for Partial Distribution of 2015–2017 Cable Royalties (Aug. 13, 2021).4 Prior to ruling on a motion for partial distribution filed under § 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act, the Judges must publish a notice in the Federal Register to determine whether any interested claimant entitled to receive such royalty fees has a reasonable objection to the partial distribution. Accordingly, this Notice seeks comments from interested claimants on whether any reasonable objection exists that would preclude the distribution to MGC of the requested amounts from the 2015–2017 cable royalty funds. As the Judges have commenced a distribution proceeding concerning 2014–2017 cable royalties, only claimants that have filed petitions to participate in the proceeding (or are included in a petition to participate filed on their behalf) are ‘‘interested claimants’’ for purposes of this Notice. Interested claimants objecting to the partial distribution must advise the Judges of the existence and extent of all objections by the end of the comment period. The Judges will not consider any objections with respect to the partial distribution motion that come to their attention after the close of the comment period.5 Dated: September 8, 2021. Jesse M. Feder, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2021–19696 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board [Docket No. CONSOLIDATED 16–CRB– 0010–SD (2014–17)] Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. AGENCY: 3 The Opposition can be found at https:// app.crb.gov/document/download/25571. 4 The Reply can be found at https://app.crb.gov/ document/download/25602. 5 The Judges deem the SDC’s Opposition and MGC’s Reply to constitute timely comments and will consider them, together with any other comments they receive during the comment period, in determining whether any reasonable objection exists that would preclude the requested distribution to MGC. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice requesting comments. The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Multigroup Claimants for partial distribution of 2015–2017 satellite royalty funds. DATES: Comments are due on or before October 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested claimants must submit timely comments using eCRB, the Copyright Royalty Board’s online electronic filing application, at https:// app.crb.gov/. Instructions: All submissions must include a reference to the CRB and docket number CONSOLIDATED 16– CRB–0010–SD (2014–17). All submissions will be posted without change to eCRB at https://app.crb.gov/ including any personal information provided. 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 CONSOLIDATED 16– CRB–0010–SD (2014–17). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, 202– 707–7658, crb@loc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year satellite systems must submit royalty payments to the Register of Copyrights as required by the statutory license set forth in section 119 of the Copyright Act for the retransmission to satellite subscribers of over-the-air television broadcast signals. See 17 U.S.C. 119(b). The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) oversee distribution of royalties to copyright owners whose works were included in a qualifying transmission and who timely filed a claim for royalties. Allocation of the royalties collected occurs in one of two ways. In the first instance, the Judges may authorize distribution in accordance with a negotiated settlement among all claiming parties. 17 U.S.C. 119(b)(5)(A), 801(b)(3)(A). If all claimants do not reach an agreement with respect to the royalties, the Judges must conduct a proceeding to determine the distribution of any royalties that remain in controversy. 17 U.S.C. 119(b)(5)(B), 801(b)(3)(B). Alternatively, the Judges may, on motion of claimants and on notice to all interested parties, authorize a partial distribution of royalties, reserving on deposit sufficient funds to resolve identified disputes. 17 U.S.C. 119(b)(5)(C), 801(b)(3)(C). On July 23, 2021, Worldwide Subsidy Group LLC dba Multigroup Claimants (MGC) filed with the Judges a motion SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13SEN1.SGM 13SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 174 (Monday, September 13, 2021)]
[Notices]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. CONSOLIDATED 16-CRB-0009-CD (2014-17)]


Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice requesting comments.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of 
Multigroup Claimants for partial distribution of 2015-2017 cable 
royalty funds.

DATES: Comments are due on or before October 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested claimants must submit timely comments using eCRB, 
the Copyright Royalty Board's online electronic filing application, at 
https://app.crb.gov/.
    Instructions: All submissions must include a reference to the CRB 
and docket number CONSOLIDATED 16-CRB-0009-CD (2014-17). All 
submissions will be posted without change to eCRB at https://app.crb.gov/ including any personal information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read submitted documents, go to 
eCRB,

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the Copyright Royalty Board's electronic filing and case management 
system, at https://app.crb.gov/ and search for docket number 
CONSOLIDATED 16-CRB-0009-CD (2014-17).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, 202-
707-7658, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Each year cable systems must submit royalty 
payments to the Register of Copyrights as required by the statutory 
license set forth in sec. 111 of the Copyright Act for the 
retransmission to cable subscribers of over-the-air television and 
radio broadcast signals. See 17 U.S.C. 111(d). The Copyright Royalty 
Judges (Judges) oversee distribution of royalties to copyright owners 
whose works were included in a qualifying transmission and who timely 
filed a claim for royalties.
    Allocation of the royalties collected occurs in one of two ways. In 
the first instance, the Judges may authorize distribution in accordance 
with a negotiated settlement among all claiming parties. 17 U.S.C. 
111(d)(4)(A). If all claimants do not reach agreement with respect to 
the royalties, the Judges must conduct a proceeding to determine the 
distribution of any royalties that remain in controversy. 17 U.S.C. 
111(d)(4)(B). Alternatively, the Judges may, on motion of claimants and 
on notice to all interested parties, authorize a partial distribution 
of royalties, reserving on deposit sufficient funds to resolve 
identified disputes. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(C), 801(b)(3)(C).
    On July 23, 2021, Worldwide Subsidy Group LLC dba Multigroup 
Claimants (MGC) filed with the Judges a motion requesting partial 
distributions in the amount of $893,086 from the 2015 cable royalty 
fund, $842,586 from the 2016 cable royalty fund, and $839,111 from the 
2017 cable royalty fund, pursuant to sec. 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright 
Act. 17 U.S.C. 801(b)(3)(C). Motion at 5.\1\ MGC represents that the 
partial distribution amounts it requests are based on a formula that 
MGC developed that takes into consideration the amount of cable funds 
that have been collected for 2015, 2016, and 2017 and applying a 
``blended percentage of the aggregate cable funds attributable to 2010-
2013 attributable to MGC's devotional programming claims.'' Motion at 
4-5.\2\
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    \1\ The Motion can be found at https://app.crb.gov/document/download/25502.
    \2\ According to MGC, applying its formula to the cable 
royalties collected for 2015, 2016, and 2017, yields $1,786,172 (for 
2015), $1,685,172 (for 2016), and $1,678,223 (for 2017). MGC 
requests 50% of these amounts. Motion at 5.
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    The Settling Devotional Claimants (SDC) opposed the Motion as well 
as a separate motion that MGC filed in the companion satellite docket. 
Settling Devotional Claimants' Opposition to Multigroup Claimants' 
Motion for Partial Distribution of 2015-2017 Cable and Satellite 
Royalty Funds (Opposition).\3\ MGC filed a Reply in support of its 
Motion. See Multigroup Claimants' Reply in Support of Motion for 
Partial Distribution of 2015-2017 Cable Royalties (Aug. 13, 2021).\4\
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    \3\ The Opposition can be found at https://app.crb.gov/document/download/25571.
    \4\ The Reply can be found at https://app.crb.gov/document/download/25602.
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    Prior to ruling on a motion for partial distribution filed under 
Sec.  801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act, the Judges must publish a 
notice in the Federal Register to determine whether any interested 
claimant entitled to receive such royalty fees has a reasonable 
objection to the partial distribution. Accordingly, this Notice seeks 
comments from interested claimants on whether any reasonable objection 
exists that would preclude the distribution to MGC of the requested 
amounts from the 2015-2017 cable royalty funds. As the Judges have 
commenced a distribution proceeding concerning 2014-2017 cable 
royalties, only claimants that have filed petitions to participate in 
the proceeding (or are included in a petition to participate filed on 
their behalf) are ``interested claimants'' for purposes of this Notice. 
Interested claimants objecting to the partial distribution must advise 
the Judges of the existence and extent of all objections by the end of 
the comment period. The Judges will not consider any objections with 
respect to the partial distribution motion that come to their attention 
after the close of the comment period.\5\
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    \5\ The Judges deem the SDC's Opposition and MGC's Reply to 
constitute timely comments and will consider them, together with any 
other comments they receive during the comment period, in 
determining whether any reasonable objection exists that would 
preclude the requested distribution to MGC.

    Dated: September 8, 2021.
Jesse M. Feder,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2021-19696 Filed 9-10-21; 8:45 am]
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