Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2022-06691
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges withdraw a proposed rule that would have set continued, unaltered rates and terms for subpart B configurations subject to the statutory license to use nondramatic musical works to make and distribute phonorecords of those works (the Mechanical License).
Distribution of 2015-17 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2022-05270
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce partial settlement of controversies and request comments on a motion for partial distribution of satellite television retransmission royalties for royalty years 2015-17.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making Ephemeral Copies of Sound Recordings for Transmission to Business Establishments (Business Establishments IV)
Document Number: 2021-27669
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce commencement of a proceeding to determine reasonable royalty rates and terms for the recording of ephemeral copies of sound recordings to facilitate digital audio transmissions of those sound recordings to business establishments pursuant to the limitation on exclusive rights specified by the Copyright Act. The royalty rates and terms the Judges determine in this proceeding will apply during the period beginning January 1, 2024, and ending December 31, 2028. The Judges also announce the date by which a party wishing to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and pay the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2021-27913
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges published for comment a proposed settlement governing royalty rates and terms for the retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations by cable television systems to their subscribers. Having received no comments, the Judges adopt the existing rates and terms as proposed by the settlement.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-27670
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., of notices of intent to audit the 2018, 2019, and 2020 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Audacy and Midwest Communications concerning the royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License
Document Number: 2021-26062
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
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.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2021-25719
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 6.2% in the royalty rates satellite carriers pay for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2020 to October 2021.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Public Broadcasters Compulsory License Royalty Rate
Document Number: 2021-25443
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-23
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the royalty rate that noncommercial radio stations at certain colleges, universities, and other educational institutions that are not affiliated with National Public Radio must pay for the use in 2022 of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory pursuant to the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings and Making of Ephemeral Copies To Facilitate Those Performances (Web V)
Document Number: 2021-20621
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their final determination of the rates and terms for two statutory licenses (permitting certain digital performances of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings) for the period beginning January 1, 2021, and ending on December 31, 2025.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2021-23097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
Because a comment filed by settling parties included additional material (in particular a memorandum of understanding) that relates to statements in some of the comments the Copyright Royalty Judges received, the Judges are reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days. The proposed rule published for comment sets certain rates and terms applicable during the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027, for the section 115 statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works and is based on regulations proposed pursuant to a partial settlement among the settling parties.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-20894
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., of a notice of intent to audit the 2018, 2019, and 2020 statements of account submitted by commercial webcaster iHeartMedia concerning the royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2021-19702
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Multigroup Claimants for partial distribution of 2015-2017 satellite royalty funds.
Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2021-19696
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Multigroup Claimants for partial distribution of 2015-2017 cable royalty funds.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2021-16276
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
Because of technical issues with the electronic filing system, the Copyright Royalty Judges are reopening the comment period in connection with a proposed partial settlement and proposed regulations that set certain rates and terms applicable during the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027, for the section 115 statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works for an additional 15 days.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB IV)
Document Number: 2021-13923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment proposed regulations that set rates and terms for the use of certain copyrighted works by public broadcasting entities for the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB IV)
Document Number: 2021-13922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment proposed regulations that set rates and terms for the use of certain copyrighted works by certain public broadcasting entities for the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2021-12950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment proposed regulations that set rates and terms applicable during the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027, for the section 115 statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works.
Distribution of 2019 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2021-13432
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Allocation Phase claimants for partial distribution of 2019 cable royalty funds.
Distribution of 2019 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2021-13418
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Allocation Phase claimants for partial distribution of 2019 satellite royalty funds.
Copyright Royalty Board Regulations Regarding the Conduct of Proceedings
Document Number: 2021-12312
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are amending regulations to clarify that their hearings may be conducted in person at the Library of Congress or an alternative location, or virtually, at the Judges' discretion.
Procedural Regulations of the Copyright Royalty Board Regarding Electronic Filing System (eCRB)
Document Number: 2021-02474
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-16
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are amending regulations governing the electronic filing of documents through the Copyright Royalty Board's electronic filing system (eCRB) to permit attorney designees with approved eCRB user accounts to file on behalf of attorneys.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2021-02270
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment a proposed settlement governing royalty rates and terms for the distant retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations by cable television systems to their subscribers.
Determination and Allocation of Initial Administrative Assessment To Fund Mechanical Licensing Collective
Document Number: 2020-29194
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are amending regulations to revise the allocation of the initial administrative assessment To fund the mechanical licensing collective.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-00182
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of a notice of intent to audit Music Choice to verify royalties paid by Commercial Webcasters, Preexisting Subscription Services, and Business Establishment Services in 2017, 2018, and 2019 pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-00181
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of a notice of intent to audit the 2017, 2018, and 2019 statements of account submitted by Rockbot, Inc.'s Business Establishment Service concerning royalty payments they made pursuant to statutory license.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-00180
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of notices of intent to audit the 2017, 2018, and 2019 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Cumulus Media, Emmis Communications, IMVU, Inc., Pandora Media, LLC, and Urban One, Inc. concerning the royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB IV)
Document Number: 2020-29018
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce commencement of a proceeding to determine reasonable rates and terms for the use of certain copyrighted works by public broadcasting entities for the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027. The Copyright Royalty Judges also announce the date by which a party wishing to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2020-29017
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce commencement of a proceeding to determine reasonable rates and terms for making and distributing phonorecords for the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027. The Copyright Royalty Judges also announce the date by which a party wishing to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2020-25742
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 1.2% in the royalty rates satellite carriers pay for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2019 to October 2020.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Public Broadcasters Compulsory License Royalty Rate
Document Number: 2020-25741
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the royalty rate that noncommercial radio stations at certain colleges, universities, and other educational institutions that are not affiliated with National Public Radio must pay for the use in 2021 of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory pursuant to the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.
Procedural Regulations of the Copyright Royalty Board Requiring Electronic Filing of Claims
Document Number: 2020-13554
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) adopt amendments to regulations governing the filing of claims to royalty fees collected under compulsory license to require that all claims be filed electronically through the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) electronic filing system (eCRB).
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2020-12096
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the commencement of a proceeding to adjust the rates for the cable statutory license described in section 111 of the Copyright Act. The Judges also announce the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and pay the $150 filing fee.
Regulation Concerning Proxy Distributions for Unmatched Royalties Deposited During 2010-2018
Document Number: 2020-11131
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are proposing to amend their regulations concerning proxy distributions for unmatched royalties deposited pursuant to statutory license for the period 2010 through 2018.
Distribution of 2018 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2020-10609
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Allocation Phase claimants for partial distribution of 2018 cable royalty funds.
Distribution of 2018 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2020-10608
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Allocation Phase claimants for partial distribution of 2018 satellite royalty funds.
Procedural Regulations of the Copyright Royalty Board Requiring Electronic Filing of Claims
Document Number: 2020-08926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges propose to amend regulations governing the filing of claims to royalty fees collected under compulsory license to require that all claims be filed electronically through the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) electronic filing system (eCRB). The Judges solicit comments on the proposed rule.
Distribution of Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2020-05686
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-19
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their final determination of the distribution of the digital audio recording technology (DART) royalty fees in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sound Recordings Funds.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings and Making of Ephemeral Copies To Facilitate Those Performances (Web V)
Document Number: 2020-03304
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-03-04
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish a final rule governing the rates and terms for the digital performance of sound recordings by noncommercial educational webcasters and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary for the facilitation of such transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2021, and ending on December 31, 2025.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2020-04102
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice from SoundExchange of SoundExchange's intent to audit the various services, including Commercial Webcaster services, Preexisting Subscription Service(s), New Subscription Service(s), and Business Establishment Service, of Mood Media Corporation and its affiliates for 2017, 2018, and 2019 pursuant to four statutory licenses.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Ephemeral Recording and Digital Performance of Sound Recordings (Web V)
Document Number: 2020-03305
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish a final rule governing the rates and terms for the digital performances of sound recordings by certain public radio stations and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary to facilitate those transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2021, and ending on December 31, 2025.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: 2020-02134
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-20
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish a final rule governing the rates and terms for the digital performances of sound recordings by new subscription services and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary to facilitate those transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2021, and ending on December 31, 2025.
Notice of Inquiry Regarding Categorization of Claims for Cable or Satellite Royalty Funds and Treatment of Ineligible Claims; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-02071
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges published a document in the Federal Register of January 29, 2020, concerning extension of a comment period for comments regarding categorization of claims for cable or satellite royalty funds and treatment of royalties associated with invalid claims. The document contained an incorrect date in the summary.
Notice of Inquiry Regarding Categorization of Claims for Cable or Satellite Royalty Funds and Treatment of Ineligible Claims; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-01544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-01-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges extend the comment period regarding the notice of inquiry regarding categorization of claims for cable or satellite royalty funds and treatment of royalties associated with invalid claims from January 29, 2020, to March 15, 2020.
Notice of Intent to Audit
Document Number: 2020-00857
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2016, 2017, and 2018 statements of account submitted by licensee Slacker, Inc. concerning the royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2020-00856
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2016, 2017, and 2018 statements of account submitted by licensee Deseret Management Corporation, Inc. concerning the royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2020-00854
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2016, 2017, and 2018 statements of account submitted by the Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. concerning the royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Determination and Allocation of Initial Administrative Assessment To Fund Mechanical Licensing Collective (Initial AA)
Document Number: 2019-28233
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that set the amount and allocation of the Initial Administrative Assessment to fund the Mechanical Licensing Collective.
Notice of Inquiry Regarding Categorization of Claims for Cable or Satellite Royalty Funds and Treatment of Ineligible Claims
Document Number: 2019-27970
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish a notice of inquiry regarding categorization of claims for cable or satellite royalty funds and treatment of royalties associated with invalid claims.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2019-25198
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 1.8% in the royalty rates satellite carriers pay for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2018 to October 2019.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Public Broadcasters Compulsory License Royalty Rate
Document Number: 2019-25197
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the royalty rate that noncommercial radio stations at certain colleges, universities, and other educational institutions that are not affiliated with National Public Radio must pay for the use in 2020 of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory pursuant to the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.