Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2021-27913
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges published for comment a proposed settlement governing royalty rates and terms for the retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations by cable television systems to their subscribers. Having received no comments, the Judges adopt the existing rates and terms as proposed by the settlement.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-27670
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., of notices of intent to audit the 2018, 2019, and 2020 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Audacy and Midwest Communications concerning the royalty payments they made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Royalty Rates for Webcaster Statutory License
Document Number: 2021-26062
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-01
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: 2021-25719
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-26
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 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
Document Number: 2021-25443
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-23
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 2022 of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory pursuant to the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.
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.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2021-20894
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-27
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt from SoundExchange, Inc., of a notice of intent to audit the 2018, 2019, and 2020 statements of account submitted by commercial webcaster iHeartMedia concerning the royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2021-19702
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Multigroup Claimants for partial distribution of 2015-2017 satellite royalty funds.
Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2021-19696
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Multigroup Claimants for partial distribution of 2015-2017 cable royalty funds.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2021-16276
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
Because of technical issues with the electronic filing system, the Copyright Royalty Judges are reopening the comment period in connection with a proposed partial settlement and proposed regulations that set 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 for an additional 15 days.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB IV)
Document Number: 2021-13923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment proposed regulations that set 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.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB IV)
Document Number: 2021-13922
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment proposed regulations that set rates and terms for the use of certain copyrighted works by certain public broadcasting entities for the period beginning January 1, 2023, and ending December 31, 2027.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords IV)
Document Number: 2021-12950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment proposed regulations that set 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.
Distribution of 2019 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2021-13432
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Allocation Phase claimants for partial distribution of 2019 cable royalty funds.
Distribution of 2019 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2021-13418
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Allocation Phase claimants for partial distribution of 2019 satellite royalty funds.
Copyright Royalty Board Regulations Regarding the Conduct of Proceedings
Document Number: 2021-12312
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are amending regulations to clarify that their hearings may be conducted in person at the Library of Congress or an alternative location, or virtually, at the Judges' discretion.
Procedural Regulations of the Copyright Royalty Board Regarding Electronic Filing System (eCRB)
Document Number: 2021-02474
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-16
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are amending regulations governing the electronic filing of documents through the Copyright Royalty Board's electronic filing system (eCRB) to permit attorney designees with approved eCRB user accounts to file on behalf of attorneys.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2021-02270
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-04
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish for comment a proposed settlement governing royalty rates and terms for the distant retransmission of over-the-air television and radio broadcast stations by cable television systems to their subscribers.
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.
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.
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.