Determination of Reasonable Rates and Terms for Noncommercial Broadcasting
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed rates and terms for the performance of musical compositions by Public Broadcasting Service (``PBS''), National Public Radio (``NPR'') and other public broadcasting entities and for the use of published pictorial, graphic and sculptural works by public broadcasting entities pursuant to the statutory license under section 118 of the Copyright Act for the period 2013-2017.
Registration of Claims to Copyright
The Copyright Office issues this statement of policy to clarify the practices relating to the examination of claims in compilations, and particularly in claims of copyrightable authorship in selection and arrangement of exercises or of other uncopyrightable matter. The statement also clarifies the Office's policies with respect to registration of choreographic works.
Verification of Statements of Account Submitted by Cable Operators and Satellite Carriers
The Copyright Office is proposing a new regulation to implement provisions in the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (``STELA'') that will allow copyright owners to audit certain Statements of Account filed with the Copyright Office. Cable operators and satellite carriers pay royalties to and file Statements of Account with the Copyright Office every six months as required by law for the use of the statutory licenses that allow for the retransmission of programming carried on over-the-air broadcast signals. However, until the passage of STELA the licenses did not authorize the copyright owners, who are the beneficiaries of the royalties collected, to audit the information on Statements of Account and the amounts paid for use of the statutory licenses.