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Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-19097
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
On June 21, 2016, the Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) published in the Federal Register a technical amendment to regulations that govern reporting requirements for noncommercial educational webcasters that pay no more than the minimum fee for their use of sound recordings under the applicable statutory licenses. Subsequently, interested parties petitioned the Judges to amend the regulations further to effect the Judges' stated intent. The Judges' hereby publish the proposed amendment and request comments to the proposed rule.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords (Phonorecords III)
Document Number: 2016-17437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-25
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, 2018, and ending December 31, 2022, for the section 115 statutory license for making and distributing phonorecords of nondramatic musical works.
Distribution of 2013 Digital Audio Recording Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2016-16336
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their determination regarding distribution of the Digital Audio Recording Technologies (DART) royalties deposited with the Licensing Division of the Copyright Office during 2013 to copyright owners and featured recording artists. The Judges issued their determination to the participants in the proceeding in March 2016 and received one motion for rehearing. On May 6, 2016, the Judges denied the motion and forwarded the determination to the Register of Copyrights for the mandatory 60-day review prior to publication in the Federal Register in accordance with 17 U.S.C. 801(f)(1)(D) & 803(c)(6).\1\
Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-14572
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges published in the Federal Register of May 19, 2016, a document amending regulations that govern reporting requirements for noncommercial educational webcasters that pay no more than the minimum fee for their use of sound recordings under the applicable statutory licenses. Inadvertently, the amendments did not remove a superseded definition and did not include a new defined term in the operative regulations. This document corrects those inadvertent omissions.
Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License
Document Number: 2016-11746
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are amending a Copyright Royalty Board rule regarding reporting requirements for certain Educational Stations that pay no more than the minimum fee for their use of sound recordings under the applicable statutory licenses.
Distribution of the 2012-2013 Digital Audio Recording Technology Musical Works Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2016-11561
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-17
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 in connection with 2012 and 2013 DART Musical Works Fund royalties.
Determination of Royalty Rates and Terms for Ephemeral Recording and Webcasting Digital Performance of Sound Recordings (Web IV)
Document Number: 2016-09707
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-02
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce their determination of 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, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020.
Distribution of 2014 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2016-10094
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution of 2014 satellite royalty funds.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2016-09635
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce partial settlement of the proceeding to adjust the rates for the cable statutory license described in section 111 of the Copyright Act (Rate Adjustment Proceeding). The Judges also announce commencement of further proceedings resulting from action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) effecting a change in the Sports Rule. Any party that has filed a Petition to Participate in the present proceeding may file a Notice of Intent to Participate in the Sports Rule Surcharge portion of the proceeding without payment of a further filing fee. Any other party in interest wishing to participate in the Sports Rule Surcharge portion of the proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and pay the $150 filing fee.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2016-09626
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish for comment proposed regulations 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.
Distribution of the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2016-06923
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the final Phase II distribution of cable royalty funds for the years 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 for the Program Suppliers programming category.
Distribution of 2014 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2016-04274
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution of 2014 cable royalty funds.
Proceedings of the Copyright Royalty Board; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-03599
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are adopting a technical amendment to a Copyright Royalty Board rule regarding participation in distribution proceedings. The technical amendment updates the threshold requirement for payment of a filing fee to conform the rule to a statutory provision.
Notice of Intent To Audit; Correction
Document Number: 2016-02631
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-10
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges published a document in the Federal Register of January 22, 2016, announcing receipt of five notices of intent to audit several broadcasters. The document contained incorrect dates in the summary section.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2016-01306
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of four notices of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account submitted by commercial webcasters Batanga, DMX, Muzak Inc., and the 2013 and 2014 statements of account submitted by commercial webcaster Pandora Media Inc., concerning the royalty payments each made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2016-01305
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account of DMX concerning the royalty payments its New Subscription Service made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2016-01301
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account of Muzak LLC concerning the royalty payments its Preexisting Subscription Service made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2016-01300
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of five notices of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account submitted by broadcasters Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., Greater Media Inc., Saga Communications Inc., and Univision Communications Inc. and the 2013 and 2014 statements of account submitted by broadcaster Townsquare Media Broadcasting concerning royalty payments each made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2016-01299
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of two notices of intent to audit the 2012, 2013, and 2014 statements of account submitted by DMX and Muzak LLC concerning the royalty payments their Business Establishment Services made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Public Broadcasting (PB III) 1
Document Number: 2015-33120
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-05
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 \2\ for the period beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2022. 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 Satellite Radio and “Preexisting” Subscription Services (SDARS III 1
Document Number: 2015-33119
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-05
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 digital performance of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings by satellite radio and ``preexisting'' subscription services \2\ for the period beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2022. 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 III)
Document Number: 2015-33118
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-05
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, 2018, and ending December 31, 2022. 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.
Distribution of Cable and Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2015-31629
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-16
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are soliciting comments on a motion by Independent Producers Group for a partial distribution of royalty funds.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2015-29863
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-24
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 0% 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 2014 to October 2015.
Cost of Living Adjustment for Performance of Musical Compositions by Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 2015-29862
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-24
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% in the royalty rates that colleges, universities, and other educational institutions not affiliated with National Public Radio pay for the use of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory for the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.
Distribution of 2014 DART Sound Recordings Fund Royalties (Copyright Owners and Featured Artists Subfunds)
Document Number: 2015-27645
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-02
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 in connection with 2014 DART Sound Recordings Fund royalties.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: 2015-24504
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-02
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that set the rates and terms for the digital performances of sound recordings by certain public radio stations and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary to facilitate those transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: 2015-24506
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-09-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that set the rates and terms for the digital performances of sound recordings by certain noncommercial educational webcasters and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary to facilitate those transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020.
Determination of Terms and Royalty Rates for Ephemeral Reproductions and Public Performance of Sound Recordings by a New Subscription Service
Document Number: 2015-12668
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-06-29
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges publish final regulations that set the rates and terms for the use of sound recordings via digital transmissions made by new subscription services and for the making of ephemeral recordings to facilitate those transmissions during the period commencing January 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020.
Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2015-15137
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-19
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce the commencement of a proceeding to adjust the rates for the cable statutory license described in section 111 of the Copyright Act. The Judges also announce the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and pay the $150 filing fee.
In re Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds; In re Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2015-13784
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Board announces the commencement of proceedings to determine distribution of 2013 royalties deposited with the Copyright Office under the cable service statutory license and the satellite carrier statutory license. The Judges also set the date by which all parties wishing to participate and share in the distribution of cable or satellite retransmission royalties for 2013 must file a Petition to Participate and pay the accompanying $150 filing fee. The Judges seek a single Petition to Participate at any stage of the cable royalty proceeding and a separate Petition to Participate at any stage of the satellite royalty proceeding.
Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates
Document Number: 2015-09284
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-22
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 1.7% 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 2013 to October 2014.
Determination of Royalty Rates for Secondary Transmissions of Broadcasts by Satellite Carriers and Distributors: Withdrawal
Document Number: 2015-09281
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The announcement of the commencement of a proceeding published on March 30, 2015, 80 FR 16702 is withdrawn.
Determination of Royalty Rates for Secondary Transmissions of Broadcasts by Satellite Carriers and Distributors
Document Number: 2015-07107
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) announce commencement of a proceeding to determine rates for the satellite carrier statutory license described in section 119 of the Copyright Act for the license period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2019.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: 2015-06896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations governing the rates and terms for the digital performances of sound recordings by certain public radio stations and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary to facilitate those transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020.
Distribution of the 2013 Digital Audio Recording Technology Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2015-06678
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Board is announcing the commencement of a proceeding to determine the distribution of the digital audio recording technology royalty fees in the 2013 Sound Recordings Fund (Copyright Owners and Featured Recording Artists Subfunds). The Board is also announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in this proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee, if applicable. Finally, the Board is announcing the Copyright Royalty Judges' intention to conduct a paper proceeding.
Distribution of 1998 and 1999 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2015-05777
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the final Phase II distribution of cable royalty funds for the year 1999. The judges issued their initial determination in December 2014 and received no motions for rehearing.
Distribution of 2013 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2015-04509
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-04
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution of 2013 cable royalty funds.
Distribution of 2013 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: 2015-02777
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-11
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges solicit comments on a motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution of 2013 satellite royalty funds.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2015-00698
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2011, 2012, and 2013 statements of account submitted by Live365, Inc. concerning the royalty payments it made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2015-00692
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of two notices of intent to audit the 2011, 2012, and 2013 statements of account submitted by iHeartMedia, Inc. and CBS Radio Inc. concerning royalty payments each made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2015-00697
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-20
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2011, 2012, and 2013 statements of account submitted by Galaxie concerning the royalty payments its Business Establishment Service made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2015-00695
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-20
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2011, 2012, and 2013 statements of account of Galaxie concerning the royalty payments its New Subscription Service made pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: 2015-00691
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-20
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 2011, 2012, and 2013 statements of account submitted by 98frogfm.com, Christmas Music 24/7, and ZadioRadio concerning the royalty payments each made by each pursuant to two statutory licenses.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings for a New Subscription Service
Document Number: 2015-00203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-01-15
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations that would set the royalty rates and terms for the digital transmission of sound recordings by new subscription services and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary to facilitate those transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020.
Cost of Living Adjustment for Performance of Musical Compositions by Colleges and Universities
Document Number: 2014-28457
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-02
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% in the royalty rates that colleges, universities, and other educational institutions not affiliated with National Public Radio pay for the use of published nondramatic musical compositions in the SESAC repertory for the statutory license under the Copyright Act for noncommercial broadcasting.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: 2014-26222
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations governing the rates and terms for the digital performances of sound recordings by noncommercial educational webcasters and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary for the facilitation of such transmissions for the period commencing January 1, 2016, and ending on December 31, 2020.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: 2014-25971
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing their final determination upholding the validity and application of the $500 minimum fee for noncommercial webcasters for the licensing period 2006 through 2010. The judges issued the determination in response to a second order of remand by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Their review of the evidence was de novo. The judges issued their initial determination in March 2014 and received no motions for rehearing.
Distribution of 2013 DART Sound Recordings Fund Royalties
Document Number: 2014-23654
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
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 in connection with 2013 DART Sound Recordings Fund royalties.
Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License
Document Number: 2014-18500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are extending the period for filing reply comments.