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

Determination and Allocation of Initial Administrative Assessment To Fund Mechanical Licensing Collective
Document Number: 2020-29194
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are amending regulations to revise the allocation of the initial administrative assessment To fund the mechanical licensing collective.
Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices
Document Number: 2021-00604
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is releasing an update to its administrative manual, the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition.
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.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-00182
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of a notice of intent to audit Music Choice to verify royalties paid by Commercial Webcasters, Preexisting Subscription Services, and Business Establishment Services in 2017, 2018, and 2019 pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-00181
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of a notice of intent to audit the 2017, 2018, and 2019 statements of account submitted by Rockbot, Inc.'s Business Establishment Service concerning royalty payments they made pursuant to statutory license.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-00180
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., (SoundExchange) of notices of intent to audit the 2017, 2018, and 2019 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Cumulus Media, Emmis Communications, IMVU, Inc., Pandora Media, LLC, and Urban One, Inc. concerning the royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019 Study: Notice and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-29231
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is initiating a study to evaluate the impact on the satellite television market of the Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act of 2019's adoption of new statutory requirements for certain uses of the section 119 compulsory license for distant-into-local satellite transmission, and sunsetting of other uses from the license. The Office seeks public comment on this topic to assist in preparing a report to Congress.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB IV)
Document Number: 2020-29018
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce commencement of a proceeding to determine reasonable rates and terms for the use of certain copyrighted works by public broadcasting entities for the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027. The Copyright Royalty Judges also announce the date by which a party wishing to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2020-29017
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce commencement of a proceeding to determine reasonable rates and terms for making and distributing phonorecords for the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027. The Copyright Royalty Judges also announce the date by which a party wishing to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.