Library of Congress January 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Deposit Requirements for Registration of Automated Databases That Predominantly Consist of Photographs
Document Number: 2011-1884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-01-28
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations, including the recently published interim regulations regarding electronic registration of automated databases that consist predominantly of photographs and group registration of published photographs (the ``Interim Regulations''), governing the deposit requirements for applications for automated databases that consist predominantly of photographs. The proposed amendments would require that, in addition to providing material relating to claimed compilation authorship, the deposits for such databases include the image of each photograph in which copyright is claimed. The Office believes that this amendment will align the deposit requirements for such databases with the deposit requirements for published or unpublished photographs as a single work or group registration of published photographs and provide a better public record identifying the scope of the copyright claim.
Cable Compulsory License: Specialty Station List
Document Number: 2011-1883
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-28
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Copyright Office is compiling a new specialty station list to identify commercial television broadcast stations which, according to their owners, qualified as specialty stations under the former distant signal carriage rules of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The list has been periodically updated to reflect an accurate listing of specialty stations. The Copyright Office is again requesting all interested owners of television broadcast stations that qualify as specialty stations, including those that previously filed affidavits, to submit sworn affidavits to the Copyright Office stating that the programming of their stations meets the requirements specified under the FCC regulations in effect on June 24, 1981.
Registration of Claims of Copyright
Document Number: 2011-1332
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-24
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Copyright Office is adopting interim regulations governing the electronic submission of applications for registration of automated databases that predominantly consist of photographs, and applications for group registration of published photographs. This interim rule establishes a testing period and pilot program during which the Copyright Office will assess the desirability and feasibility of permanently allowing such applications to be submitted through the Copyright Office's electronic filing system (``eCO''). Persons wishing to submit electronic applications to register copyrights of such photographic databases or of groups of published photographs should contact the Visual Arts Division for permission and guidance on electronic registration. Notwithstanding the ordinary deposit requirements for group registration of automated databases, an electronic application for group registration of an automated database that consists predominantly of photographic authorship must include the image of each claimed photograph in the database. The interim regulations also allow applicants to use forms other than Form TX, as appropriate, when submitting paper applications to register group automated databases.
Determination of Reasonable Rates and Terms for Noncommercial Broadcasting
Document Number: 2010-32636
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of the proceeding \1\ to determine the reasonable rates and terms for use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting. The Copyright Royalty Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the rate proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Preexisting Subscription and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services
Document Number: 2010-32635
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of the proceeding \1\ to determine the reasonable rates and terms for preexisting subscription and satellite digital audio radio services for the digital performance of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings for the period beginning January 1, 2013, and ending December 31, 2017. The Copyright Royalty Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Adjustment or Determination of Compulsory License Rates for Making and Distributing Phonorecords
Document Number: 2010-32634
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of the proceeding \1\ to determine the reasonable rates and terms for making and distributing phonorecords. The Copyright Royalty Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the rate proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.