Library of Congress November 5, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sovereign Immunity Study: Announcement of Public Roundtables
Document Number: 2020-24577
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is conducting a study to evaluate the degree to which copyright owners are experiencing infringement by state entities without adequate remedies under state law, as well as the extent to which such infringements appear to be based on intentional or reckless conduct. To aid its analysis, the Office is announcing public roundtables to provide the opportunity for members of the public to address the following topics: Evidence of actual or threatened copyright infringement by states; state policies and practices for minimizing copyright infringement and addressing infringement claims; and alternative remedies under state law for copyright infringement.
Music Modernization Act Transition Period Transfer and Reporting of Royalties to the Mechanical Licensing Collective: Request for Additional Comments
Document Number: 2020-24528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-05
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (``SNPRM'') updates the Copyright Office's July 17, 2020 proposed rule concerning the Music Modernization Act transition period transfer and reporting of royalties to the mechanical licensing collective. Specifically, this SNPRM provides an alternate approach to requirements concerning the content of cumulative statements of account to be submitted by digital music providers to the mechanical licensing collective at the conclusion of the statutory transition period and proposes estimate and adjustment provisions with respect to payment of accrued royalties to the mechanical licensing collective in connection with this reporting.
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