Library of Congress May 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Music Licensing Study
Document Number: 2014-11208
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for public comments regarding the effectiveness of existing methods of licensing music that were solicited in a March 17, 2014 Notice of Inquiry. See 78 FR 14739 (Mar. 17, 2014).
Music Licensing Study
Document Number: 2014-10242
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is undertaking a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. The study will assess whether and how existing methods serve the music marketplace, including new and emerging digital distribution platforms. In addition to soliciting written comments, the Office is conducting three two-day public roundtables on music licensing issues. A Notice of Inquiry soliciting written comments in response to a number of subjects was issued on March 17, 2014, and written comments are due on or before May 16, 2014. See 78 FR 14739 (Mar. 17, 2014). At this time, the Copyright Office announces three public roundtables to be held in June 2014 in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York.
Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License
Document Number: 2014-09799
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges affirm adoption of the final regulation for filing notice of use and the delivery of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act. The purpose of this affirmation is to remove any doubt about the effectiveness of the final regulation in light of a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding the constitutionality of the manner in which the Copyright Royalty Judges were appointed.
Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License
Document Number: 2014-09798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges seek written comments on two petitions for rulemaking seeking amendments to the regulations for filing notice of use and the delivery of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act.