Library of Congress December 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Statutory Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices
Document Number: 2017-27933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadlines for the submission of written comments in response to its December 1, 2017 notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements.
Scope of Preexisting Subscription Services
Document Number: 2017-27088
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-15
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges referred novel material questions of substantive law to the Register of Copyrights for resolution in connection with the SDARS III proceeding. The Register responded with a written opinion that is reproduced below.
Statutory Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices
Document Number: 2017-26631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
On December 1, 2017, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements. The Copyright Office has determined that reply comments would also be appropriate for this rulemaking. In addition, the Office has determined that informal ex-parte communications with interested parties might be beneficial, such as to discuss nuances of proposed regulatory language.
Secure Tests: Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-25859
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-01
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its June 12, 2017 and November 13, 2017 interim rules, regarding changes to the special procedure for examining secure tests, and the creation of a new group registration option for secure tests, respectively.
Statutory Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices
Document Number: 2017-25487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-01
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Copyright Office (``Office'') is seeking comment on proposed rules governing the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements. With this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Office intends to resolve issues raised in an earlier Notice of Inquiry directed towards cable reporting practices,\1\ as well as address additional issues that have subsequently arisen. Further, to the extent this rulemaking proposes changes to the Office's section 111 regulations governing the processing of refunds, supplemental or amended payments, or calculation of interest, as well as case management procedures, the Office proposes similar changes with regard to the regulations governing the statutory licenses for satellite carriers and digital audio recording devices or media.