Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing their final determination upholding the validity and application of the $500 minimum fee for noncommercial webcasters for the licensing period 2006 through 2010. The judges issued the determination in response to a second order of remand by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Their review of the evidence was de novo. The judges issued their initial determination in March 2014 and received no motions for rehearing.
Technical Amendments to Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Compulsory License
The United States Copyright Office published in the Federal Register of September 18, 2014, a final rule implementing section 115(c)(5) of the Copyright Act of 1976, title 17 of the United States Code and prescribing by regulation the procedures for the monthly payment of royalties and preparation and service of monthly and annual statements of account by licensees pursuant to the Section 115 compulsory license for the making and distribution of phonorecords of nondramatic musical works. This document makes technical corrections to that final rule.
Distribution of 2013 DART Sound Recordings Fund Royalties
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion for partial distribution in connection with 2013 DART Sound Recordings Fund royalties.