Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress December 5, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings for a New Subscription Service
Document Number: 05-23639
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress is announcing the commencement of a proceeding to determine the reasonable rates and terms for the transmission and ephemeral recording statutory licenses that would apply to a new type of service. This new type of subscription service performs sound recordings on digital audio channels programmed by the licensee for transmission by a satellite television distribution service to its residential customers, where the audio channels are bundled with television channels as part of a ``basic'' package of service and not for a separate fee. The Board is also announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the new rate proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.