Library of Congress November 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents
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Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 6.2% in the royalty rates satellite carriers pay for a compulsory license under the Copyright Act. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2020 to October 2021.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Public Broadcasters Compulsory License Royalty Rate
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the royalty rate that noncommercial radio stations at certain colleges, universities, and other educational institutions that are not affiliated with National Public Radio must pay for the use in 2022 of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory pursuant to the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.
Copyright Claims Board: Initiation of Proceedings and Related Procedures
The U.S. Copyright Office is further extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its September 29, 2021, notice of proposed rulemaking regarding initiating proceedings before the Copyright Claims Board.
Publishers' Protections Study: Request for Additional Comments
The U.S. Copyright Office seeks further comments on the effectiveness of copyright protections for publishers, with a focus on press publishers. This request provides an opportunity for interested parties to raise new issues related to the topic of the study, amplify initial comments, present empirical studies, or to address, reply to, or expand upon any issues raised in the initial request for written commentsresponses to which are due on or before November 26, 2021or during the virtual public roundtable, which will be held on December 9, 2021. On November 29, 2021, the Office will post a link at https:// copyright.gov/policy/publishersprotections/ through which parties can submit second-round comments.