Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings for a New Subscription Service
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.
Cost of Living Adjustment for Performance of Musical Compositions by Colleges and Universities
The Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress announces a cost of living adjustment of 4.3% in the royalty rates paid by colleges, universities, or other nonprofit educational institutions that are not affiliated with National Public Radio for the use of copyrighted published nondramatic musical compositions in the BMI, ASCAP and SESAC repertoires. The cost of living adjustment is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2004 to October 2005.