Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License, 68150 [2021-26062]

Download as PDF 68150 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 228 / Wednesday, December 1, 2021 / Rules and Regulations paragraph (d)(4) of this section to be cut in one harvest operation where the responsible official determines that larger harvest openings are necessary to help achieve desired ecological conditions in the plan area. If so, standards for exceptions shall include the particular conditions under which the larger size is permitted and must set a maximum size permitted under those conditions. (ii) Plan components may allow for size limits exceeding those established in paragraphs (d)(4) introductory text and (d)(4)(i) of this section on an individual timber sale basis after 60 days public notice and review by the regional forester. (iii) The plan maximum size for openings to be cut in one harvest operation shall not apply to the size of openings harvested as a result of natural catastrophic conditions such as fire, insect and disease attack, or windstorm (16 U.S.C. 1604(g)(3)(F)(iv)). * * * * * Dated: November 23, 2021. Meryl Harrell, Deputy Under Secretary, Natural Resources & Environment. [FR Doc. 2021–25947 Filed 11–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Copyright Royalty Board 37 CFR Part 380 [Docket No. 19–CRB–0005–WR (2021–2025) COLA (2022)] Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), Library of Congress. ACTION: Final rule; cost of living adjustment. AGENCY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in the royalty rates that commercial and noncommercial noninteractive webcasters pay for eligible transmissions pursuant to the statutory licenses for the public performance of and for the making of ephemeral reproductions of sound recordings. DATES: Effective date: January 1, 2022. Applicability dates: These rates are applicable to the period January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anita Blaine, (202) 707–7658, crb@loc.gov. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with RULES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Nov 30, 2021 Jkt 256001 Sections 112(e) and 114(f) of the Copyright Act, title 17 of the United States Code, create statutory licenses for certain digital performances of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral reproductions to facilitate transmission of those sound recordings. On October 27, 2021, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) adopted final regulations governing the rates and terms of copyright royalty payments under those licenses for the license period 2021–2025 for performances of sound recordings via eligible transmissions by commercial and noncommercial noninteractive webcasters. See 86 FR 59452. Pursuant to those regulations, at least 25 days before January 1 of each year from 2022 to 2025, the Judges shall publish in the Federal Register notice of a COLA applicable to the royalty fees for performances of sound recordings via eligible transmissions by commercial and noncommercial noninteractive webcasters. 37 CFR 380.10. The adjustment in the royalty fee shall be based on a calculation of the percentage increase in the CPIU from the CPIU published in November 2020 (260.229), according to the formula: For subscription performances, (1 + (Cy¥260.229)/260.229) × $0.0026; for nonsubscription performances, (1 + (Cy¥260.229)/260.229) $0.0021; for performances by a noncommercial webcaster in excess of 159,140 ATH per month, (1 + (Cy¥260.229)/260.229) × $0.0021; where Cy is the CPI-U published by the Secretary of Labor before December 1 of the preceding year. The adjusted rate shall be rounded to the nearest fourth decimal place. 37 CFR 380.10(c). The CPIU published by the Secretary of Labor from the most recent index published before December 1, 2021, is 276.589.1 Applying the formula in 37 CFR 380.10(c) and rounding to the nearest fourth decimal place results in an increase in the rates for 2022. The 2022 rate for eligible transmissions of sound recordings by commercial webcasters is $0.0028 per subscription performance and $0.0022 per nonsubscription performance. Application of the increase to rates for noncommercial webcasters results in a 2022 rate of $0.0022 per performance for all digital audio transmissions in excess of 159,140 ATH in a month on a channel or station. As provided in 37 CFR 380.10(d), the royalty fee for making ephemeral SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 This CPI-U was announced on November 10, 2021, by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Consumer Price Index News Release—Consumer Price Index, available at https://www.bls.gov/ news.release/cpi.htm at Table 1. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 recordings under section 112 of the Copyright Act to facilitate digital transmission of sound recordings under section 114 of the Copyright Act is included in the section 114 royalty fee and comprises 5% of the total fee. List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 380 Copyright; Sound recordings. Final Regulations In consideration of the foregoing, the Judges amend part 380 of title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 380—RATES AND TERMS FOR TRANSMISSIONS BY ELIGIBLE NONSUBSCRIPTION SERVICES AND NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES AND FOR THE MAKING OF EPHEMERAL REPRODUCTIONS TO FACILITATE THOSE TRANSMISSIONS 1. The authority citation for part 380 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 17 U.S.C. 112(e), 114(f), 804(b)(3). 2. Section 380.10 is amended by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: ■ § 380.10 Royalty fees for the public performance of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings. (a) Royalty fees. For the year 2022, Licensees must pay royalty fees for all Eligible Transmissions of sound recordings at the following rates: (1) Commercial webcasters: $0.0028 per Performance for subscription services and $0.0022 per Performance for nonsubscription services. (2) Noncommercial webcasters: $1,000 per year for each channel or station and $0.0022 per Performance for all digital audio transmissions in excess of 159,140 ATH in a month on a channel or station. * * * * * Dated: November 23, 2021. Suzanne M. Barnett, Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. [FR Doc. 2021–26062 Filed 11–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1410–72–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 180 [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0352 and EPA–HQ– OPP–2019–0560; FRL–8945–01–OCSPP] Bifenthrin; Pesticide Tolerances Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01DER1.SGM 01DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 228 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)]
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

37 CFR Part 380

[Docket No. 19-CRB-0005-WR (2021-2025) COLA (2022)]


Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster 
Statutory License

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule; cost of living adjustment.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living 
adjustment (COLA) in the royalty rates that commercial and 
noncommercial noninteractive webcasters pay for eligible transmissions 
pursuant to the statutory licenses for the public performance of and 
for the making of ephemeral reproductions of sound recordings.

DATES: 
    Effective date: January 1, 2022.
    Applicability dates: These rates are applicable to the period 
January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sections 112(e) and 114(f) of the Copyright 
Act, title 17 of the United States Code, create statutory licenses for 
certain digital performances of sound recordings and the making of 
ephemeral reproductions to facilitate transmission of those sound 
recordings. On October 27, 2021, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) 
adopted final regulations governing the rates and terms of copyright 
royalty payments under those licenses for the license period 2021-2025 
for performances of sound recordings via eligible transmissions by 
commercial and noncommercial noninteractive webcasters. See 86 FR 
59452.
    Pursuant to those regulations, at least 25 days before January 1 of 
each year from 2022 to 2025, the Judges shall publish in the Federal 
Register notice of a COLA applicable to the royalty fees for 
performances of sound recordings via eligible transmissions by 
commercial and noncommercial noninteractive webcasters. 37 CFR 380.10.
    The adjustment in the royalty fee shall be based on a calculation 
of the percentage increase in the CPIU from the CPIU published in 
November 2020 (260.229), according to the formula: For subscription 
performances, (1 + (Cy-260.229)/260.229) x $0.0026; for nonsubscription 
performances, (1 + (Cy-260.229)/260.229) $0.0021; for performances by a 
noncommercial webcaster in excess of 159,140 ATH per month, (1 + (Cy-
260.229)/260.229) x $0.0021; where Cy is the CPI-U published by the 
Secretary of Labor before December 1 of the preceding year. The 
adjusted rate shall be rounded to the nearest fourth decimal place. 37 
CFR 380.10(c). The CPIU published by the Secretary of Labor from the 
most recent index published before December 1, 2021, is 276.589.\1\ 
Applying the formula in 37 CFR 380.10(c) and rounding to the nearest 
fourth decimal place results in an increase in the rates for 2022.
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    \1\ This CPI-U was announced on November 10, 2021, by the Bureau 
of Labor Statistics in its Consumer Price Index News Release--
Consumer Price Index, available at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.htm at Table 1.
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    The 2022 rate for eligible transmissions of sound recordings by 
commercial webcasters is $0.0028 per subscription performance and 
$0.0022 per nonsubscription performance.
    Application of the increase to rates for noncommercial webcasters 
results in a 2022 rate of $0.0022 per performance for all digital audio 
transmissions in excess of 159,140 ATH in a month on a channel or 
station.
    As provided in 37 CFR 380.10(d), the royalty fee for making 
ephemeral recordings under section 112 of the Copyright Act to 
facilitate digital transmission of sound recordings under section 114 
of the Copyright Act is included in the section 114 royalty fee and 
comprises 5% of the total fee.

List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 380

    Copyright; Sound recordings.

Final Regulations

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Judges amend part 380 of 
title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 380--RATES AND TERMS FOR TRANSMISSIONS BY ELIGIBLE 
NONSUBSCRIPTION SERVICES AND NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES AND FOR THE 
MAKING OF EPHEMERAL REPRODUCTIONS TO FACILITATE THOSE TRANSMISSIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 380 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 17 U.S.C. 112(e), 114(f), 804(b)(3).


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2. Section 380.10 is amended by revising paragraph (a) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  380.10   Royalty fees for the public performance of sound 
recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings.

    (a) Royalty fees. For the year 2022, Licensees must pay royalty 
fees for all Eligible Transmissions of sound recordings at the 
following rates:
    (1) Commercial webcasters: $0.0028 per Performance for subscription 
services and $0.0022 per Performance for nonsubscription services.
    (2) Noncommercial webcasters: $1,000 per year for each channel or 
station and $0.0022 per Performance for all digital audio transmissions 
in excess of 159,140 ATH in a month on a channel or station.
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    Dated: November 23, 2021.
Suzanne M. Barnett,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
 [FR Doc. 2021-26062 Filed 11-30-21; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 1410-72-P