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

Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: 2021-23311
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-28
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
In this final rule, the Librarian of Congress adopts exemptions to the provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (``DMCA'') that prohibits circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. As required under the statute, the Register of Copyrights, following a public proceeding, submitted a recommendation concerning proposed exemptions to the Librarian of Congress (``Register's Recommendation''). After careful consideration, the Librarian adopts final regulations based upon the Register's Recommendation.
Copyright Claims Board: Initiation of Proceedings and Related Procedures
Document Number: 2021-23351
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The U.S. Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its September 29, 2021, notification of proposed rulemaking regarding initiating proceedings before the Copyright Claims Board.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Digital Performance of Sound Recordings and Making of Ephemeral Copies To Facilitate Those Performances (Web V)
Document Number: 2021-20621
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their final determination of the rates and terms for two statutory licenses (permitting certain digital performances of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings) for the period beginning January 1, 2021, and ending on December 31, 2025.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2021-23097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
Because a comment filed by settling parties included additional material (in particular a memorandum of understanding) that relates to statements in some of the comments the Copyright Royalty Judges received, the Judges are reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days. The proposed rule published for comment sets certain rates and terms applicable during the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027, for the section 115 statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works and is based on regulations proposed pursuant to a partial settlement among the settling parties.