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Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Persons With Other Disabilities; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-9526
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-27
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) are extending the time in which comments and reply comments may be filed on the topic of facilitating access to copyrighted works for ``blind or other persons with disabilities'' \1\ in connection with a forthcoming meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons With Disabilities; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-8865
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-17
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announce that interested parties may submit electronic comments and reply comments on facilitating access to copyrighted works for the blind or other persons with disabilities.
Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License
Document Number: E9-7950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are seeking written comments from interested parties to questions relating to the costs of census versus sample reporting to assist the Judges in the revision of the interim regulations for filing notices of use and the delivery of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act.
Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Persons With Other Disabilities; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-6637
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The United States Copyright Office (Copyright Office) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seek comment on the topic of facilitating access to copyrighted works for ``blind or persons with other disabilities'' \1\ in connection with a forthcoming meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the topics outlined in the supplementary information section of this notice. The Copyright Office and USPTO also announce a public meeting on the same topic.
Recordation of Notices of Termination of Transfers and Licenses; Clarifications
Document Number: E9-6649
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is adopting amendments to its regulations governing the recordation of notices of termination and certain related provisions.
Section 119 and Changes in the Consumer Price Index
Document Number: E9-6175
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-23
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office makes royalty rate adjustments for satellite carriers based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index. This year, the change in the Consumer Price Index for the relevant time period was 0.03%, a change so small that the rates remain unaffected for the 2009 licensing period.
Notice of Public Hearings: Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E9-4913
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-09
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress will be holding public hearings on the possible exemptions to the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. In accordance with the Copyright Act, as amended by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the Office is conducting its triennial rulemaking proceeding to determine whether there are particular ``classes of works`` as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses if they are prohibited from circumventing such technological measures.
Notification of Agreements Under the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008
Document Number: E9-4439
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is publishing three agreements which set rates and terms for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings made by certain specified webcasters, under two statutory licenses. Webcasters who meet the eligibility requirements may choose to operate under the statutory licenses in accordance with the rates and terms set forth in the agreements published herein rather than the rates and terms of any determination by the Copyright Royalty Judges.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: E9-3991
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing receipt of notices of intent to audit the 2007 and 2008 statements of account submitted by Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. and XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Rate Determination Proceeding
Document Number: E9-2900
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing four modifications to the royalty terms previously adopted in their final determination of rates and terms for the mechanical and digital phonorecord delivery statutory license. These modifications are made to more clearly reflect the law as stated in the Register of Copyrights' decision of January 26, 2009.
Review of Copyright Royalty Judges Determination
Document Number: E9-1444
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Register of Copyrights issues the following decision identifying and correcting erroneous resolutions of material questions of substantive law under title 17 that underlie or are contained in the Copyright Royalty Judges' final determination regarding adjustment of reasonable rates and terms of royalty payments for the making and distribution of phonorecords of musical works, Docket No. 2006-3 CRB DPRA. The Register concludes that the Copyright Royalty Judges erroneously did not refer two novel questions of law as required under the statute; that they were in error in their conclusions regarding both their and the Register's authority to review regulations submitted to them under an agreement by the participants; and that their conclusion that they could not review the agreement submitted by the participants led to the inclusion of regulations that constitute erroneous resolution by the CRJs of material questions of substantive law under title 17. This decision corrects such errors and shall be made part of the record of the proceeding (Docket No. 2006-3 CRB DPRA).
Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Rate Determination Proceeding
Document Number: E9-1443
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-26
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing their final determination of the rates and terms for the use of musical works in physical phonorecords, permanent downloads, and ringtones and are adopting as final regulations the rates and terms for the use of musical works in limited downloads, interactive streaming, and incidental digital phonorecord deliveries.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E9-61
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-07
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2008, a notice pertaining to its triennial rulemaking proceeding in accordance with a provision of the Copyright Act which was added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and which provides that the Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. This document makes technical corrections to clarify the record of the proposed rulemaking.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings for a New Subscription Service
Document Number: E8-30974
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of the proceeding to determine the rates and terms for the use of sound recordings in transmissions made by new subscription services and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary for the facilitation of such transmissions for the period beginning on January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2015. The Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Digital Performance in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings
Document Number: E8-30972
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-05
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of the proceeding to determine the reasonable 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, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2015. The Copyright Royalty Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the rate determination proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License
Document Number: E8-30976
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges, on behalf of the Copyright Royalty Board, are proposing to revise its interim regulations for filing notice of use and the delivery of records of use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses of the Copyright Act.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E8-30799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is conducting its triennial rulemaking proceeding in accordance with a provision of the Copyright Act which was added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and which provides that the Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The purpose of this rulemaking proceeding is to determine whether there are particular classes of works as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses due to the prohibition on circumvention. This notice publishes the classes of works that the Office will consider for exemption, which were proposed in the comment period that ended on December 2, 2008. This Notice further reiterates the previously published request for responsive written comments from all interested parties, including representatives of copyright owners, educational institutions, libraries and archives, scholars, researchers and members of the public, in order to elicit additional evidence either supporting or opposing the classes of works proposed for exemption.
Cost of Living Adjustment for Performance of Musical Compositions by Colleges and Universities
Document Number: E8-28466
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges announce a cost of living adjustment (``COLA'') of 3.7% in the royalty rates that colleges, universities, and other nonprofit educational institutions that are not affiliated with National Public Radio pay for the use of published nondramatic musical compositions in the ASCAP, BMI and SESAC repertories. The COLA is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2007 to October 2008.
Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, Including Digital Phonorecord Deliveries
Document Number: E8-26666
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is announcing an interim regulation to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries. The Office seeks comments on the interim regulation.
Fees
Document Number: E8-26063
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments may be filed in response to its notice of proposed rulemaking regarding new fees for registration of claims, special services and Licensing Division services, and new statutory fees and fees for certain other services that the Office is proposing to submit to Congress.
Fees
Document Number: Z8-24269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Distribution of the 2006 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: E8-24438
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are soliciting comments on a motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution in connection with the 2006 cable royalty funds.
Fees
Document Number: E8-24269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
This notice of proposed rulemaking is issued to inform the public that the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is considering adoption of new fees for registration of claims, special services and Licensing Division services, and that the Office intends to submit a schedule of proposed new statutory fees and fees for certain other services to Congress. The proposed fees would recover a significant part of the costs to the Office of registering claims and provide full cost recovery for many services provided by the Office which benefit only or primarily the user of that service. The new fees are based on reliable information regarding the costs of providing services, and reflect new electronic processing of most claims implemented in the Copyright Office in 2007.
Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies
Document Number: E8-23576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is preparing to conduct proceedings in accordance with provisions added by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act which provide that the Librarian of Congress may exempt certain classes of works from the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. The purpose of this rulemaking proceeding is to determine whether there are particular classes of works as to which users are, or are likely to be, adversely affected in their ability to make noninfringing uses due to the prohibition on circumvention. This notice requests written comments from all interested parties, including representatives of copyright owners, educational institutions, libraries and archives, scholars, researchers and members of the public, in order to elicit evidence on whether noninfringing uses of certain classes of works are, or are likely to be, adversely affected by this prohibition on the circumvention of measures that control access to copyrighted works.
Mechanical and Digital Phonorecord Delivery Rate Determination Proceeding
Document Number: E8-23184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-01
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations that set the rates and terms for the use of musical works in limited downloads, interactive streaming and incidental digital phonorecord deliveries.
Distribution of the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Digital Audio Recording Technology Royalty Funds
Document Number: E8-19570
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-22
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of the proceeding to determine the distribution of the digital audio recording technology royalty fees in the 2002, 2003, and 2004 Musical Works Funds. The Judges are 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.
Division of Authority Between the Copyright Royalty Judges and the Register of Copyrights under the Section 115 Statutory License
Document Number: E8-19198
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Copyright Royalty Judges, acting pursuant to statute, referred material questions of substantive law to the Register of Copyrights concerning the division of authority between the Judges and the Register of Copyrights under the section 115 statutory license. Specifically, the Copyright Royalty Board requested a decision by the Register of Copyrights regarding whether the Judges' authority to adopt terms under the section 115 license is solely limited to late payment, notice of use and recordkeeping regulations; and if the answer is no, what other categories or types of terms may the Judges prescribe by regulation. The Register of Copyrights responded in a timely fashion by delivering a Memorandum Opinion to the Copyright Royalty Board on August 8, 2008.
Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, Including Digital Phonorecord Deliveries
Document Number: E8-18799
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments and reply comments may be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to amend its regulations to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries. 73 FR 40802. The Office is also announcing a hearing on the proposed rulemaking to take place on September 19, 2008.
Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, Including Digital Phonorecord Deliveries
Document Number: E8-16165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-16
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is proposing to amend its regulations to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries.
Distribution of the 2004 and 2005 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: E8-16137
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-15
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of a proceeding to determine the Phase I distribution of 2004 and 2005 royalties collected under the cable statutory license. The Judges are also announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in this distribution proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Notice of Intent to Audit
Document Number: E8-15952
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is announcing receipt of six notices of intent to audit various eligible nonsubscription and new subscription services that transmit sound recordings under statutory licenses. The audits intend to verify statements of account for the year 2005.
Retransmission of Digital Broadcast Signals Pursuant to the Cable Statutory License
Document Number: E8-15951
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-14
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is extending the time in which comments and reply comments may be filed in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the retransmission of digital television broadcast signals by cable operators under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.
Copyright Rules and Regulations
Document Number: E8-14890
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-02
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is making non-substantive housekeeping amendments to its regulations to update them and to correct minor errors.
Retransmission of Digital Broadcast Signals Pursuant to the Cable Statutory License
Document Number: E8-11855
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-02
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is seeking comment on proposed regulatory changes to accommodate the retransmission of digital television broadcast signals by cable operators under Section 111 of the Copyright Act.
Late-Filed and Underpaid Royalties
Document Number: E8-11274
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-05-20
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is amending its rules governing the payment of interest on late or underpaid royalty fees under the Copyright Act to clarify when interest for late and underpayments is due in light of the Copyright Office's electronic funds transfer requirement. In addition, the Copyright Office amends the rules to add text that was inadvertently deleted by a previous rulemaking action. The Copyright Office also makes a technical correction to its satellite carrier requirements to recognize changes made to Section 119 in 2004.
Definition of Cable System
Document Number: E8-10088
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Office previously sought comment on issues associated with the definition of the term ``cable system'' under the Copyright Act as well as on the National Cable and Telecommunications Association's request for the creation of subscriber groups for the purposes of eliminating the ``phantom signal'' phenomenon. After reviewing the record in this proceeding, the Copyright Office finds that it lacks the statutory authority to adopt rules sought by the cable industry. The Copyright Office, however, clarifies regulatory policy regarding the application of the 3.75[percnt] fee to phantom signals. This proceeding is terminated.
Registration of Claims to Copyright, Group Registration Options
Document Number: E8-9487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office
The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is proposing to amend its regulations governing the registration options which allow grouping of individual works to be registered using one application to require online submission for these options.
Distribution of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: E8-6840
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of a proceeding to determine the Phase I distribution of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 royalties collected under the cable statutory license. The Judges are also announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in this distribution proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 file fee.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Business Establishment Services
Document Number: E8-6174
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-27
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing final regulations that set the rates and terms for the making of an ephemeral recording of a sound recording by a business establishment service for the period 2009-2013.
Notice of Intent To Audit
Document Number: E8-6068
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-25
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing receipt of a notice of intent to audit the 2006 and 2007 statements of account submitted by Last.fm, Ltd. concerning the royalty payments made under two statutory licenses.
Section 119 and the Changes in the Consumer Price Index
Document Number: E8-5301
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-17
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office makes royalty rate adjustments for satellite carriers based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index.
Review of Copyright Royalty Judges Determination
Document Number: E8-3619
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-26
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Register of Copyrights published a document in the Federal Register of February 19, 2008, reviewing the determinations of the Copyright Royalty Judges for setting rates and terms for use of the sections 112 and 114 statutory licenses by New Subscription Services, Preexisting Subscription Services and Preexisting Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services.
Review of Copyright Royalty Judges Determination
Document Number: E8-3149
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-19
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Register of Copyrights issues the following determination concerning the Copyright Royalty Judges' decisions to include the rate for use of the section 112 license for ephemeral recordings within the rates and terms of royalty payments under section 114 for the use of sound recordings in transmissions made by New Subscription Services, Preexisting Subscription Services and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services, and to not set a minimum fee within the section 112 license rates for the Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Business Establishment Services
Document Number: E8-1680
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing for comment proposed regulations that set the rates and terms for the making of an ephemeral recording of a sound recording by a business establishment service for the period 2009-2013.
Distribution of 1998 and 1999 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: E8-1672
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing the commencement of a proceeding to determine the Phase II distribution of 1998 and 1999 royalties collected under the cable statutory license. The Judges also are announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in this distribution proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Distribution of 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 Satellite Royalty Funds
Document Number: E8-1663
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are requesting comments as to the existence of controversies at Phase I and Phase II for distribution of the 1999 through 2005 royalty funds collected under the satellite carrier statutory license.
Distribution of the 2004 and 2005 Cable Royalty Funds
Document Number: E8-1661
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-30
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing a partial Phase I settlement in connection with the 2004 and 2005 cable royalty funds. The Judges are also soliciting comments on a motion for partial distribution in connection with those funds.
Determination of Rates and Terms for Preexisting Subscription Services and Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services
Document Number: E8-669
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are announcing their final determination of the rates and terms for the digital transmission of sound recordings and the reproduction of ephemeral recordings by preexisting satellite digital audio radio services for the period beginning on January 1, 2007, and ending on December 31, 2012.
Recordation of Notices of Termination of Transfers and Licenses; clarifications
Document Number: E8-888
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-23
Agency: Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions, Copyright Office, Copyright Office, Library of Congress
The Copyright Office is proposing to make clarifications to its regulations governing the recordation of notices of termination and certain related provisions. This notice seeks public comment on the proposed amendments, which would communicate the Office's practices as to notices of termination that are untimely filed; clarify the fact that a notice of termination is not legally sufficient simply because it has been recorded; update the legibility requirements for all recorded documents, including notices of termination; make minor explanatory edits to the fee schedule for multiple titles within a document (adding notices of termination as an example); and create a new mailing address to which notices of termination should be sent.
Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings and Ephemeral Recordings for a New Subscription Service
Document Number: E7-24734
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-20
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Agencies and Commissions
The Copyright Royalty Judges are publishing final regulations that set the rates and terms for the use of sound recordings in transmissions made by new subscription services and for the making of ephemeral recordings necessary for the facilitation of such transmissions for the period commencing from the inception of the new subscription service through December 31, 2010.