Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings for a New Subscription Service
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing final regulations that set the rates and terms for the use of sound recordings in transmissions made by new subscription services and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary for the facilitation of such transmissions for the period commencing from the inception of the new subscription service through December 31, 2010.
Adjustment of Rates and Terms for Preexisting Subscription and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing final regulations setting the royalty rates and terms for the use of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral phonorecords by preexisting subscription services for the period 2008-2012.
Definition of Cable System
The Copyright Office is seeking comment on issues associated with the definition of the term ``cable system'' under the Copyright Act and the Copyright Office's implementing rules. The Copyright Office is also seeking comment on the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's request for the creation of subscriber groups for the purposes of eliminating the ``phantom signal'' phenomenon. Further, the Copyright Office seeks comment on several other issues related to the existence of phantom signals on certain cable systems. The purpose of this Notice of Inquiry is to solicit input on, and address possible solutions to, the complex issues presented in this proceeding.
Section 119 and the Changes in the Consumer Price Index
The Library of Congress, through the Copyright Office, is announcing an upcoming royalty rate adjustment for satellite carriers based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index.