Copyright Office August 19, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Division of Authority Between the Copyright Royalty Judges and the Register of Copyrights under the Section 115 Statutory License
Document Number: E8-19198
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Copyright Royalty Judges, acting pursuant to statute, referred material questions of substantive law to the Register of Copyrights concerning the division of authority between the Judges and the Register of Copyrights under the section 115 statutory license. Specifically, the Copyright Royalty Board requested a decision by the Register of Copyrights regarding whether the Judges' authority to adopt terms under the section 115 license is solely limited to late payment, notice of use and recordkeeping regulations; and if the answer is no, what other categories or types of terms may the Judges prescribe by regulation. The Register of Copyrights responded in a timely fashion by delivering a Memorandum Opinion to the Copyright Royalty Board on August 8, 2008.