Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Distribution of the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Digital Audio Recording Technology Royalty Funds for the Sound Recordings Funds
Document Number: 2018-27797
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the commencement of a proceeding to determine the distribution of the digital audio recording technology royalty fees in the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 Sound Recordings Funds. The Judges also announce the date by which a party who wishes to participate in this proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying filing fee, if applicable.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Transmission of Sound Recordings by Satellite Radio and “Preexisting” Subscription Services (SDARS III)
Document Number: 2018-26922
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-19
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 the digital transmission of sound recordings and the reproduction of ephemeral recordings by preexisting subscription services and preexisting satellite digital audio radio services for the period beginning January 1, 2018, and ending on December 31, 2027.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License; Correction
Document Number: 2018-26606
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
This document corrects the preamble to and one paragraph of the final rule published in the Federal Register of November 28, 2018, regarding the cost of living adjustment (COLA) to the royalty rate that noncommercial noninteractive webcasters pay for eligible transmissions pursuant to the statutory licenses for the public performance of and for the making of ephemeral reproductions of sound recordings.
Distribution of Cable and Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2018-26494
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the final distribution of satellite royalty funds for the year 2000. The distribution determination results from a contested motion by the Settling Devotional Claimants (SDC) requesting that the Judges order a final distribution to the SDC of 100% of the Devotional Claimants' share of the 2000 satellite royalties.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2018-26275
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish a final rule requiring affected cable systems to pay a separate per-telecast royalty (a Sports Surcharge) in addition to the other royalties that those cable systems must pay under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.
Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds; Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2018-26092
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the final distribution of cable and satellite royalty funds for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The determination is a result of agreement among the participants that claim shares of the cable and satellite royalty funds to be allocated to the Program Suppliers Claimant category. The Judges issued their allocation determination relating to cable royalty funds for the relevant years to the participants on October 18, 2018. Allocation of satellite royalty funds is not yet determined.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License
Document Number: 2018-25908
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) in the royalty rates that commercial and noncommercial noninteractive webcasters pay for eligible transmissions pursuant to the statutory licenses for the public performance of and for the making of ephemeral reproductions of sound recordings.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2018-25907
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 2.5% 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 2017 to October 2018.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Public Broadcasters Compulsory License Royalty Rate
Document Number: 2018-25906
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
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 2019 of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory pursuant to the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting. Because the current rates did not become final until January 2018, the revised regulation includes the revised rate for 2018 that reflects the cost of living adjustment announced in 2017.
Modification and Amendment of Regulations To Conform to the MMA; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2018-25579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
On November 5, 2018, the Copyright Royalty Judges solicited comments and proposals regarding necessary and appropriate modifications and amendments to agency regulations following enactment of a new law regarding the music industry. The comment period, which was set to expire on November 26, 2018, has been extended to December 10, 2018.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making Ephemeral Copies of Sound Recordings for Transmission to Business Establishments (Business Establishments III)
Document Number: 2018-25458
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-11-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish final regulations setting rates and terms for the making of an ephemeral recording of a sound recording by a business establishment service for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2023.
Distribution of Cable and Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2018-24516
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-09
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) are requesting comments regarding whether controversies exist among claimants relating to distribution of the cable and satellite television retransmission royalty funds deposited with the U.S. Copyright Office for royalty years 2014 through 2017.
Modification and Amendment of Regulations To Conform to the MMA
Document Number: 2018-24089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-11-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish a notice of inquiry regarding necessary and appropriate modifications and amendments to agency regulations following enactment of a new law regarding the music industry.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates; Correction
Document Number: 2018-19217
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-06
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) are correcting one of the references to a docket number in a proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register on July 30, 2018, and are reopening for an additional fourteen days the period for comments on modified proposed regulations to require affected cable systems to pay a separate per- telecast royalty (a Sports Surcharge) in addition to the other royalties that those cable systems must pay under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.
Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds; Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2018-16780
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce final distribution of a portion of cable and satellite royalty funds for the years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. The determination results from agreement among the participants that claim shares of the funds to be allocated to the Devotional Claimant category. The Judges issued their initial determination to the participants on July 19, 2018.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2018-16175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish for comment modified proposed regulations to require affected cable systems to pay a separate per-telecast royalty (a Sports Surcharge) in addition to the other royalties that those cable systems must pay under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.
Distribution of 2016 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2018-11938
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion for partial distribution of 2016 cable royalty funds.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Making Ephemeral Copies of Sound Recordings for Transmission to Business Establishments (Business Establishments III)
Document Number: 2018-10509
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish for comment proposed regulations that set rates and terms for the making of an ephemeral recording of a sound recording by a business establishment service for the period January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2023.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2018-01011
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of three notices of intent to audit the 2013, 2014, and 2015 statements of account submitted by commercial webcaster and broadcaster Alpha Media LLC and by commercial webcasters Google Inc. and Music Choice \1\ concerning royalty payments each made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB III)
Document Number: 2018-00735
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-19
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish this final rule regarding rates and terms for use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting for the period commencing January 1, 2018, and ending on December 31, 2022.