Copyright Office, Library of Congress 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E8-30799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is conducting its triennial rulemaking proceeding in accordance with a provision of the Copyright Act which was added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and which provides that the Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The purpose of this rulemaking proceeding is to determine whether there are particular classes of works as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses due to the prohibition on circumvention. This notice publishes the classes of works that the Office will consider for exemption, which were proposed in the comment period that ended on December 2, 2008. This Notice further reiterates the previously published request for responsive written comments from all interested parties, including representatives of copyright owners, educational institutions, libraries and archives, scholars, researchers and members of the public, in order to elicit additional evidence either supporting or opposing the classes of works proposed for exemption.
Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, Including Digital Phonorecord Deliveries
Document Number: E8-26666
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is announcing an interim regulation to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries. The Office seeks comments on the interim regulation.
Fees
Document Number: E8-26063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments may be filed in response to its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding new fees for registration of claims, special services and Licensing Division services, and new statutory fees and fees for certain other services that the Office is proposing to submit to Congress.
Fees
Document Number: Z8-24269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Fees
Document Number: E8-24269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
This notice of proposed rulemaking is issued to inform the public that the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is considering adoption of new fees for registration of claims, special services and Licensing Division services, and that the Office intends to submit a schedule of proposed new statutory fees and fees for certain other services to Congress. The proposed fees would recover a significant part of the costs to the Office of registering claims and provide full cost recovery for many services provided by the Office which benefit only or primarily the user of that service. The new fees are based on reliable information regarding the costs of providing services, and reflect new electronic processing of most claims implemented in the Copyright Office in 2007.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E8-23576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is preparing to conduct proceedings in accordance with provisions added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which provide that the Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The purpose of this rulemaking proceeding is to determine whether there are particular classes of works as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses due to the prohibition on circumvention. This notice requests written comments from all interested parties, including representatives of copyright owners, educational institutions, libraries and archives, scholars, researchers and members of the public, in order to elicit evidence on whether noninfringing uses of certain classes of works are, or are likely to be, adversely affected by this prohibition on the circumvention of measures that control access to copyrighted works.
Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, Including Digital Phonorecord Deliveries
Document Number: E8-18799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments and reply comments may be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to amend its regulations to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries. 73 FR 40802. The Office is also announcing a hearing on the proposed rulemaking to take place on September 19, 2008.
Notice of Intent to Audit
Document Number: E8-15952
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is announcing receipt of six notices of intent to audit various eligible nonsubscription and new subscription services that transmit sound recordings under statutory licenses. The audits intend to verify statements of account for the year 2005.
Retransmission of Digital Broadcast Signals Pursuant to the Cable Statutory License
Document Number: E8-15951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments and reply comments may be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the retransmission of digital television broadcast signals by cable operators under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.
Copyright Rules and Regulations
Document Number: E8-14890
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is making non-substantive housekeeping amendments to its regulations to update them and to correct minor errors.
Retransmission of Digital Broadcast Signals Pursuant to the Cable Statutory License
Document Number: E8-11855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is seeking comment on proposed regulatory changes to accommodate the retransmission of digital television broadcast signals by cable operators under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.
Late-Filed and Underpaid Royalties
Document Number: E8-11274
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is amending its rules governing the payment of interest on late or underpaid royalty fees under the Copyright Act to clarify when interest for late and underpayments is due in light of the Copyright Office's electronic funds transfer requirement. In addition, the Copyright Office amends the rules to add text that was inadvertently deleted by a previous rulemaking action. The Copyright Office also makes a technical correction to its satellite carrier requirements to recognize changes made to Section 119 in 2004.
Section 119 and the Changes in the Consumer Price Index
Document Number: E8-5301
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office makes royalty rate adjustments for satellite carriers based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index.
Review of Copyright Royalty Judges Determination
Document Number: E8-3619
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Register of Copyrights published a document in the Federal Register of February 19, 2008, reviewing the determinations of the Copyright Royalty Judges for setting rates and terms for use of the sections 112 and 114 statutory licenses by New Subscription Services, Preexisting Subscription Services and Preexisting Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services.
Review of Copyright Royalty Judges Determination
Document Number: E8-3149
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-19
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Register of Copyrights issues the following determination concerning the Copyright Royalty Judges' decisions to include the rate for use of the section 112 license for ephemeral recordings within the rates and terms of royalty payments under section 114 for the use of sound recordings in transmissions made by New Subscription Services, Preexisting Subscription Services and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services, and to not set a minimum fee within the section 112 license rates for the Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services.
Recordation of Notices of Termination of Transfers and Licenses; clarifications
Document Number: E8-888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is proposing to make clarifications to its regulations governing the recordation of notices of termination and certain related provisions. This notice seeks public comment on the proposed amendments, which would communicate the Office's practices as to notices of termination that are untimely filed; clarify the fact that a notice of termination is not legally sufficient simply because it has been recorded; update the legibility requirements for all recorded documents, including notices of termination; make minor explanatory edits to the fee schedule for multiple titles within a document (adding notices of termination as an example); and create a new mailing address to which notices of termination should be sent.