Library of Congress January 11, 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Music Modernization Act Transition Period Transfer and Reporting of Royalties to the Mechanical Licensing Collective
Document Number: 2020-29190
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
Pursuant to title I of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, and following extensive solicitation of public comments, the U.S. Copyright Office is issuing a final rule addressing digital music providers' obligations to transfer and report accrued royalties for the use of unmatched musical works (or shares thereof) to the mechanical licensing collective for purposes of eligibility for the Act's limitation on liability for prior unlicensed uses.