Copyright Office, Library of Congress January 26, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 05-1436
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is requesting comment as to whether the 2005 cable statutory license rate adjustment proceeding should take place under the auspices of the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (``CARP'') system or the new Copyright Royalty Judge (``CRJ'') system.
Rate Adjustment for the Satellite Carrier Compulsory License
Document Number: 05-1435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is submitting for public comment a proposed settlement of royalty rates for analog television broadcast stations retransmitted by satellite carriers under statutory license.
Orphan Works
Document Number: 05-1434
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office seeks to examine the issues raised by ``orphan works,'' i.e., copyrighted works whose owners are difficult or even impossible to locate. Concerns have been raised that the uncertainty surrounding ownership of such works might needlessly discourage subsequent creators and users from incorporating such works in new creative efforts or making such works available to the public. This notice requests written comments from all interested parties. Specifically, the Office is seeking comments on whether there are compelling concerns raised by orphan works that merit a legislative, regulatory or other solution, and what type of solution could effectively address these concerns without conflicting with the legitimate interests of authors and right holders.