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

Determination of Rates and Terms for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings and Making of Ephemeral Copies To Facilitate Those Performances (Web VI)
Document Number: C1-2023-28516
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-23
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2024-00686
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-16
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 2020, 2021, and 2022 statements of account submitted by commercial webcaster and business establishment service RFC Media concerning royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2024-00684
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-16
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 2020, 2021, and 2022 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Cumulus Media, Spanish Broadcasting, Stephens Media Group, Summit Media, Urban One concerning royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2024-00682
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-16
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 2020, 2021, and 2022 statements of account submitted by noncommercial webcaster BBNRadio.org concerning royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings and Making of Ephemeral Copies To Facilitate Those Performances (Web VI)
Document Number: 2023-28516
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
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 rates and terms for two statutory licenses permitting the digital performance of sound recordings over the internet and the making of ephemeral recordings to facilitate those performances for the period beginning January 1, 2026, and ending December 31, 2030. 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.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings by New Subscription Services and Making of Ephemeral Copies To Facilitate Those Performances (NSS V)
Document Number: 2023-28515
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-01-05
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 rates and terms for digital performance of sound recordings by new subscription services and the making of ephemeral recordings to facilitate those performances for the period beginning January 1, 2026, and ending December 31, 2030. 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 the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making Ephemeral Copies of Sound Recordings for Transmission to Business Establishments (Business Establishments IV)
Document Number: 2023-28421
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-01-03
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations setting rates and terms for the making of ephemeral copies of sound recordings to facilitate digital audio transmissions of those sound recordings to business establishments for the period from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2028.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License; Correction
Document Number: 2023-28098
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
On November 30, 2023, the Copyright Royalty Judges amended regulations governing 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. That document contained an incorrect reference to a rate. This document corrects that reference.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords; Correction
Document Number: 2023-28075
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
On December 12, 2023, the Copyright Royalty Judges amended regulations governing royalty rates for making and distributing physical phonorecords and Permanent Downloads of nondramatic musical works pursuant to statutory license. That document inadvertently omitted figures related to calculation of the adjusted rates and listed an incorrect per-minute rate.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords
Document Number: 2023-27290
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-12
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 for the statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works regarding physical phonorecords and Permanent Downloads.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates; Correction
Document Number: 2023-26741
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-12-06
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of November 29, 2023, regarding the cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the royalty rates that satellite carriers pay for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Public Broadcasters Compulsory License Royalty Rate
Document Number: 2023-26223
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-11-30
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 2024 of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC Performing Rights, LLC (SESAC) and Global Music Rights, LLC (GMR) repertories pursuant to the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License
Document Number: 2023-26221
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-11-30
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: 2023-26122
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-11-29
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 3.2% 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 2022 to October 2023.
Distribution of 2018 Cable Royalty Funds, Distribution of 2019 Cable Royalty Funds, Distribution of 2020 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2023-23524
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-25
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 2018, 2019, and 2020 cable royalty funds.
Distribution of 2021 Cable Royalty Funds, Distribution of 2022 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2023-23523
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-25
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 2021 and 2022 cable royalty funds.
Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2023-23518
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-10-25
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Music Claimants for further partial distribution of Music Category Share funds from the 2016 and 2017 cable royalty funds.
Determination of Adjustment to Administrative Assessment to Fund Mechanical Licensing Collective
Document Number: 2023-22179
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-10-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that adjust the amounts and terms of the Administrative Assessment To fund the Mechanical Licensing Collective.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making Ephemeral Copies of Sound Recordings for Transmission to Business Establishments (Business Establishments IV)
Document Number: 2023-21123
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-10-04
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on proposed rates and terms for the making 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 for the period from January 1, 2024, through December 31, 2028.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords III)
Document Number: 2023-14925
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-08-10
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their final determination after remand of the rates and terms for making and distributing phonorecords for the period beginning January 1, 2018, and ending on December 31, 2022.
Determination of Adjustment to Administrative Assessment To Fund Mechanical Licensing Collective
Document Number: 2023-14023
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-06-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce commencement of a proceeding to determine an adjustment to the administrative assessment that digital music providers and any significant nonblanket licensees must pay to fund the operations of the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC); set the date by which the MLC and the Digital Licensee Coordinator (DLC) must, and other eligible participants may, file a Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee; and announce the schedule for the proceeding and deadlines for submissions.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB IV)
Document Number: 2023-13668
Type: Rule
Date: 2023-06-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that set rates and terms for use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting for the period from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2027.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2023-07472
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-04-10
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., of notice of intent to audit the 2020, 2021, and 2022 statements of account submitted by commercial webcaster licensee Salem Media Group concerning royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Distribution of 2020 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2023-05811
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-22
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 2020 satellite royalty funds.
Distribution of 2020 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2023-05812
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-03-22
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 2020 cable royalty funds.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2023-02582
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-02-07
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., of notice of intent to audit the 2020, 2021, and 2022 statements of account submitted by commercial webcaster licensee Sonos Radio concerning royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB IV)
Document Number: 2023-01521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2023-01-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on proposed rates and terms for use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting for the period from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2027.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2023-00644
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-17
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 2019, 2020, and 2021 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Cox Radio Interactive, Deseret Management Corporation, and Feed Media, Inc. concerning royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2023-00641
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-17
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 2019, 2020, and 2021 statements of account submitted by Stingray Group Inc.'s various services, including its Commercial Webcaster Service, New Subscription Service, and Business Establishment Service, concerning royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2023-00640
Type: Notice
Date: 2023-01-17
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 2019, 2020, and 2021 statements of account submitted by Education Media Foundation's Noncommercial Webcaster service concerning royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2022-28316
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-12-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that set rates and terms applicable during the period from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2027, for the statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2022-27237
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-12-16
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that set rates and terms for physical phonorecords, permanent downloads, ringtones, and music bundles applicable during the period from January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2027, for the statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works.
Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2022-26952
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-13
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of the Allocation Parties for further partial distribution of 2015-2017 satellite royalty funds.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License
Document Number: 2022-26229
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-12-02
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: 2022-26226
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-12-02
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 7.7% 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 2021 to October 2022.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2022-26074
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-12-01
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., of notice of intent to audit the 2019, 2020, and 2021 statements of account submitted by Sirius XM Radio Inc.'s Commercial Webcaster service, Preexisting Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service, New Subscription Service, and Business Establishment Service concerning royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2022-24300
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-11-07
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment and objection proposed regulations that set rates and terms applicable during the period from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2027, for the section 115 statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works.
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.
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