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Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office is proposing to amend the regulations governing the deposit requirements for certain types of literary works and musical compositions. Specifically, the proposed rule will apply to certain types of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of inquiry and request for petitions. SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office is initiating the seventh triennial rulemaking proceeding under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), concerning possible temporary exemptions to the DMCA's prohibition against circumvention of technological … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges seek reply comments regarding a proposed new Copyright Royalty Board rule that would authorize the Judges to bar, either temporarily or permanently, certain individuals and entities from participating in proceedings before the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of settlement and proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges) publish for comment proposed regulations to require covered cable systems to pay a separate per-telecast royalty (a Sports Surcharge) in addition to the other royalties that that … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations governing recordation of transfers of copyright ownership, notices of termination, and other documents pertaining to a copyright. These amendments are being proposed in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges propose to adopt a new Copyright Royalty Board rule that would authorize the Judges to bar, either temporarily or permanently, certain individuals and entities from participating in proceedings before the Judges. DATES: … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 14167 AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges propose to amend regulations governing the filing of claims to royalty fees collected under compulsory license to reflect implementation of a new electronic filing system and … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations governing delays in the receipt of material caused by the disruption of postal or other transportation or communication services. As proposed, the amended rule … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its December 1, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding group registration of photographs. DATES: Written comments … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its December 1, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding supplementary registration. DATES: Written comments are now … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 90753 AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to its December 1, 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding group registration of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend the regulation governing supplementary registration to reflect certain technical upgrades that will soon be made to the electronic Start Printed Page 86657registration system. In most cases … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend the regulation governing the group registration option for contributions to periodicals to reflect certain upgrades that will soon be made to the electronic registration system. The … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to update its regulations governing group registration options for photographers to encourage broader participation in the registration system, increase the efficiency of the registration process, and create a … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges propose to amend procedural regulations governing the filing and delivery of documents to allow for electronic filing of documents. The Judges solicit comments on the proposed rule. DATES: Comments are … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period for reply comments. SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges announce that they will accept reply comments in response to comments they received about a proposed rule regarding rates and terms applicable during the upcoming … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations governing registration, recordation, licensing, and other services that the Office provides. The amendments will improve the quality of the Office's regulations by updating cross-references … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office (“Office”) is proposing new rules related to personally identifiable information (“PII”) that may be found in the Office's registration records. First, the proposed rule will allow an author, claimant … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction How To Submit Comments List of Subjects in 37 CFR 370 Proposed Regulations PART 370—NOTICE AND RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS FOR STATUTORY LICENSES Footnotes DATES: Back to Top Comments are due no later than September … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Adjustments to Rates and Terms How To Submit Comments List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 385 Proposed Regulations PART 385—RATES AND TERMS FOR USE OF MUSICAL WORKS UNDER COMPULSORY LICENSE FOR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Written comments are now due no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top The Copyright Office is using the regulations.gov system for the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Discussion List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 201 Proposed Regulation PART 201—GENERAL PROVISIONS Footnotes Tables Back to Top   DATES: Back to Top Written comments must be received no later … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. Mandatory Deposit Under the Copyright Act Generally B. Mandatory Deposit of Electronic Materials Available Only Online II. Proposed Expansion of Mandatory Deposit Requirements To Include Online-Only Books and Sound Recordings A. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory Timing of Adoption of Rates and Terms Proposed Adjustments to Rates and Terms How To Submit Comments List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 387 Proposed Regulations PART 387—ADJUSTMENT OF ROYALTY FEE … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The public hearings in Los Angeles are scheduled for May 19, 20 and 21, 2015, on each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The public hearings in Washington, DC … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory Timing of Adoption of Rates and Terms Proposed Adjustments to Rates and Terms How To Submit Comments List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 380 Proposed Regulations PART 380—RATES AND TERMS FOR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background How To Submit Comments List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 383 Proposed Regulation PART 383—RATES AND TERMS FOR SUBSCRIPTION TRANSMISSIONS AND THE REPRODUCTION OF EPHEMERAL RECORDINGS BY NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES Title [Amended] … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Written Comments Long Form Comment Guidelines Short Form Comment Guidelines II. Review and Classification of Proposed Exemptions III. The Proposed Classes A. Audiovisual Works on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Downloaded/Streamed Video 1. Audiovisual Works—Educational … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory Timing of Adoption of Rates and Terms Proposed Adjustments to Rates and Terms How To Submit Comments List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 380 Proposed Regulations PART 380—RATES AND TERMS FOR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act III. Rulemaking Standards A. Burden of Proof B. De Novo Consideration of Exemptions C. Adverse Effects on Noninfringing Uses D. Statutory Factors E. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Discussion List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 201 Proposed Regulations PART 201—GENERAL PROVISIONS Footnotes DATES: Back to Top Written comments are due on or before October 17, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Audit Notice, Timetable, and Transitional Provisions A. Initial Audits B. Expanded Audits C. Notices Filed Under the Interim Rule III. Commencement of the Audit A. Designation of the Auditor B. Initial … [read more]

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