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What's New at the Copyright Office - Recent Updates



 



U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 714

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:14:02 -0500

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NewsNet Issue 714
April 16, 2018

Copyright Office Proposes Rule Regarding Mandatory Deposit of Electronic-Only Books

The United States Copyright Office today published a proposed rule subjecting electronic-only books to mandatory deposit if a written demand is issued by the Copyright Office. The proposed rule also makes a 2010 interim rule concerning electronic-only works final and amends the rule governing public access to electronic works to encompass electronic serials and electronic books received via mandatory deposit.

The notice of proposed rulemaking and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here. Written comments must be received no later than May 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 713

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:13:52 -0500

NewsNet Issue 713April 13, 2018 Catherine Zaller Rowland Named Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Public Information and Education The Acting Register of Copyrights announced April 2, 2018, the appointment of Catherine Zaller Rowland to the position of Associate Register of Copyrights and director of public information and education (PIE). In her new position, Rowland will oversee PIE as it provides authoritative information about the copyright law to the public and establishes educational programs. PIE publishes the copyright law and other provisions of Title 17; maintains a robust and accurate public website; creates and distributes a variety of circulars, information sheets, and newsletters, including NewsNet; responds to public inquiries regarding provisions of the law, explains registration policies, procedures, and other copyright-related topics upon request; plans and executes a variety of educational activities; and engages in outreach with various copyright community stakeholders. Rowland joined the Office in 2010 as attorney-advisor for the Office of the General Counsel. From 2012 to 2015, she served as senior counsel for policy and international affairs. In February 2015, Rowland was appointed senior advisor to the United States Register of Copyrights. In that position, she assisted the Register on a full range of policy, legal, and governance issues relating to the United States Copyright Office and its agency responsibilities. Her duties have included a wide range of statutory and regulatory functions, including assisting with policy studies and rulemakings, representing the United States as a member of intergovernmental delegations at trade negotiations, and co-chairing public hearings. Before joining the Office, she spent several years in private law practice in Washington, DC, where she represented a variety of companies in intellectual property matters. Rowland began her legal career as a law clerk for the Hon. N. Carlton Tilley Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina. Rowland earned her JD from William and Mary Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. She earned her BA in political science from American University. “Ms. Rowland's intellectual property expertise has been an asset to multiple departments within the Copyright Office during her seven year tenure here,” said Acting Register of Copyrights Karyn A. Temple. “Under her capable leadership, I know the Office of Public Information and Education will continue and expand its provision of high-quality outreach and educational services for the public.”             [...]



U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 712

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:59:42 -0500

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NewsNet Issue 712
April 10, 2018

World Intellectual Property Day 2018, Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity

The U.S. Copyright Office will celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with a special event on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the historic Coolidge Auditorium in the Jefferson Building in Washington, DC. This year’s theme, as announced by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), is “Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity.” 

The Copyright Office’s program will feature an impressive array of prominent speakers discussing the myriad ways women have shaped creativity and innovation. Congresswoman Judy Chu, co-chair of the Congressional Creative Rights Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, will provide featured remarks.  Michele Woods, head of the Copyright Law Division of WIPO will then moderate a lively panel discussion featuring Kate Flannery (actor, The Office), Judy Herrmann (photographer), Michelle Hurd (actor, Cagney and Lacey, Blindspot, Law & Order SVU), Georgia Stitt (composer and lyricist, Snow Child), and Julie Swidler (EVP, Business Affairs and General Counsel, Sony Music Entertainment).  Acting Register Karyn Temple will provide introductory remarks. 

World Intellectual Property Day, observed on April 26th since 2000, marks the date in 1970 when the WIPO Convention came into force. The anniversary of this occasion is observed as a way of promoting and increasing general understanding of intellectual property. This program is part of the Copyright Matters lecture series, and is free and open to the public. Please visit the event page to stay apprised of updated information about this program and speakers. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 711

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 11:41:29 -0500

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NewsNet Issue 711
March 30, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Announces New Division: The Copyright Modernization Office

The latest step in the U.S. Copyright Office’s overall IT modernization strategy to improve services and to develop more robust systems was standing up the Copyright Modernization Office (CMO).

The CMO officially opened on January 22, 2018. The Copyright Office recognizes that modernization is essential to translating its infrastructure into “a lean, nimble, results-driven” organization with the tools necessary to serve the copyright community, government entities, and the general public. CMO currently is collaborating with other Office divisions on various projects, including the Virtual Card Catalog proof of concept.

Over the coming months, look for streamlined processes and improved services throughout the Copyright Office. Read here for more information about the CMO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 710

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:30:58 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 710
March 8, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Extends Comment Period For Rulemaking Relating to Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices

On December 1, 2017, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements.

To ensure that commenters have sufficient time to respond to the notice, the Office is extending the deadline for the submission of initial written comments to 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 14, 2018.  Written reply comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on July 6, 2018.

The proposed regulations and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here.

 

 

 

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, Copyright.gov Unavailable

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:15:58 -0600

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February 22, 2018

Copyright.gov Unavailable

The U.S. Copyright Office website is currently unavailable, due to technical problems.  We are working to resolve the problem and apologize for the inconvenience.

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 709

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:42:42 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 709
February 14, 2018

Copyright Office Electronic Registration System and Programs to Be Offline for Maintenance

The Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) System will be offline for maintenance beginning 5:00 p.m. Eastern time this Thursday, February 15. The system will return to service by 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, February 19.

The Virtual Card Catalog proof of concept and the DMCA Directory registration system will be unavailable during this time as well.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding as we make improvements to the digital Copyright Office.

 

 

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 708

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:20:25 -0600

NewsNet Issue 708February 9, 2018 Copyright Office Releases New Applications for Group Registration of Photographs The U.S. Copyright Office recently issued a final rule on group registration of photographs, which will take effect on February 20, 2018. The rule modifies the Office’s procedure for registering published photographs, and it establishes a similar procedure for registering unpublished photographs. To seek a group registration, beginning February 20, 2018, applicants will be required to use the online applications specifically designated for published and unpublished photographs and will be required to submit a digital copy of each photograph being registered. The Office released these new applications on February 7, 2018, to give photographers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the new forms before the rule goes into effect. The Office also prepared help text that provides step-by-step instructions for completing each application. See help text for published and unpublished. Important Note: Although these new applications have been made available to the public, and can start to be filled out and prepared for submission at this time, they should not actually be used to submit any claims until the final rule goes into effect. If the Office receives any claims on these forms before that date, the effective date of registration will be reset to February 20, 2018. As mentioned in the final rule, applicants will be required to prepare and submit a list containing the titles and file names for each photograph in a group, along with a copy of each photograph in the group. The Office developed templates that may be used to prepare this list. See templates for published and unpublished. The help text mentioned above provides detailed instructions for using these templates. More information concerning these upgrades to the electronic registration system is available here. When the final rule goes into effect on February 20, 2018 the Office intends to issue a new circular that will provide more information concerning these group registration options. In the meantime, photographers may continue to use the Standard Application or a paper application to register a group of published photographs or a “collection” of unpublished photographs, but the claim must be received by February 19, 2018. If an applicant attempts to use the Standard Application or a paper application on or after February 20, 2018, the Office will refuse registration and instruct the applicant to resubmit the claim using the appropriate form.       [...]



U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 707

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:28:36 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 707
February 6, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to the Single Application

To coincide with technical upgrades to its current electronic registration system, the U.S. Copyright Office is proposing to amend its regulations to clarify the eligibility requirements for the Single Application, an online registration option that allows a single author to register a claim in one work that is solely owned by the same author and is not a work made for hire. Among other things, the proposed rule confirms that the Single Application may be used to register one sound recording and one musical work, literary work, or dramatic work—notwithstanding the fact that a sound recording and the work embodied in that recording are separate works. In addition, the proposed rule will eliminate the “short form” version of the Office’s paper applications. The proposed rule will also allow for paper applications to be certified with an electronic signature by removing the requirement that certification includes a “handwritten” signature of the certifying party.

The Office seeks public comments on the proposed amendments, which will be considered in promulgating a final rule.

The proposed regulations and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here. Written comments must be received no later than March 8, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 706

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:36:08 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 706
February 5, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Adds Unique Identifiers to the Electronic Registration System

The U.S. Copyright Office has added a new feature to the electronic registration system. With this feature, applicants will be able to add the following standard numbers to their registration applications:

  • International Standard Music Number (ISMN), a unique identifier assigned to published printed music.
  • International Standard Musical Work Code (ISWC), a unique identifier assigned to a musical work.
  • International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN), a unique identifier assigned to an audiovisual work.
  • International Standard Text Code (ISTC), a unique identifier assigned to a text-based work.

If the applicant includes this information in the registration application, the standard number will appear on the certificate of registration for the work. More information about this technical upgrade is available here.

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 705

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 11:29:04 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 705
February 5, 2018

Copyright Office Electronic Registration System to Be Offline for Maintenance

The Electronic Copyright Office (eCO) System will be offline for maintenance beginning 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, February 15. The system will return to service by 9:00 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, February 19. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your understanding as we make improvements to the eCO system.




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 704

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:08:03 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 704
February 2, 2018

Copyright Office Invites Requests to Testify in Public Hearings on Possible Section 1201 Exemptions

The Copyright Office announces public hearings on the possible exemptions to the prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works. In accordance with 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. The first public hearings are scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C. on April 10, 11, 12, and 13, 2018, on each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public hearings are also scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on April 23, 24, and 25, 2018, on each day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information, and to submit a request to testify, visit the Copyright Office’s Participation Request Submission Form. Requests to testify must be received by Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

 

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 703

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:31:05 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 703
January 30, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Final Rule Relating to Group Registration of Newspapers

The Copyright Office has adopted a final rule, effective March 1, 2018, to update its regulations governing group registration of newspapers. Among other things, the final rule requires applicants to file an online application rather than a paper application, and upload a complete digital copy of each issue through the electronic registration system instead of submitting them in physical form (although applicants may additionally continue to submit their issues on microfilm on a voluntary basis if the microfilm is received by December 31, 2019). In addition, the rule explains that the Library of Congress plans to incorporate digital copies of these registration deposits into its collections, and provide Library patrons with onsite access to them, subject to restrictions set forth in the final rule.

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 702

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 13:47:38 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 702
January 24, 2018

Copyright Office Launches Virtual Card Catalog Proof of Concept

The Copyright Office today launched the proof of concept of the Virtual Card Catalog (VCC). This proof of concept contains images of two indexes within the Copyright Card Catalog: 1955–1970 and 1970–1977. The indexes contain 6,500 drawers of cards, with approximately 1,500 cards in each. Users can open a virtual drawer and browse through images of the cards on screen. Clicking on a card displays a larger image along with the next fifty cards for easy scrolling. The images also show metadata of the index name, drawer name, and card number.

Users have the option to save up to twenty-five cards to a folder during their browsing session. Cards in the user’s folder are shown in the order they were saved, and they are scrollable as well. The cards can be printed, with metadata displayed, or using the right-click button they can be saved locally to their device, with no metadata displayed.

This proof of concept is not a final version of the planned Virtual Card Catalog. The purpose is to validate the VCC’s feasibility and to verify its potential use for the public. The images are presented in a similar filing order as found in the physical card catalog and may contain filing errors and corrupt images. We are working to identify technical issues to update and improve the overall functionality. A feedback link and optional survey will allow members of the public to provide input into improving the VCC. https://vcc.copyright.gov/

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 701

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:09:45 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 701
January 18, 2018

Copyright Office Introduces Online Group Registration of Photographs

As part of its continued efforts to modernize its services, the U.S. Copyright Office announces that, as of February 20, 2018, it will begin accepting applications for group registration of photographs through the Office’s online registration system. In most cases, applicants will generally be required to file such applications online, and may include up to 750 photographs in each claim. The Office has also made other changes to streamline the practices relating to group registration of photographs, described in a final rule published in the Federal Register today. The Office believes that these changes will make it significantly easier for photographers to register their works with the Copyright Office. The Office will be releasing the application on its online registration system (eCO) prior to the effective date to provide users with time to familiarize themselves with the new form.

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 700

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:17:37 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 700
January 17, 2018

Copyright Office Publishes Final Rule to Simplify Deposit Requirements for Certain Literary Works and Musical Compositions

The United States Copyright Office today published a final rule amending the regulations governing the deposit requirements for certain types of published literary works and musical compositions, to require the deposit of a single copy rather than two copies. The final rule will apply to certain literary monographs (as defined in the rule) and musical compositions published in print formats. Additionally, the final rule clarifies the deposit requirements for musical compositions published both in print and phonorecord formats, to require the submission of the print version for purposes of copyright registration.

The final rule is available here and goes into effect on February 16, 2018.

 

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 699

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:22:10 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 699
January 16, 2018

U.S. Copyright Office Extends Comment Period for Interim Rules on Secure Tests

The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadline for the submission of written comments in response to two interim rules governing the registration of secure tests.  The first interim rule, issued June 12, 2017, memorialized the Office’s special procedures for examining such tests.  The second interim rule, issued November 13, 2017, established a new group registration option for secure test questions.  The Office previously extended the deadline for the submission of written comments on these rules, and is now further extending the deadline by an additional sixty days to ensure that members of the pubic have sufficient time to respond.  Comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 2, 2018.

The formal extension notice, the interim rules, and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here.

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 698

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:33:15 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 698
December 27, 2017

U.S. Copyright Office Extends Comment Period For Rulemaking Relating to Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices

On December 1, 2017, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements.

 

To ensure that commenters have sufficient time to respond to the notice, the Office is extending the deadline for the submission of initial written comments to 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on March 16, 2018. Written reply comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 6, 2018.

 

The proposed regulations and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here.

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 697

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:40:26 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 697
December 21, 2017

Copyright Online Registration System Problem

Filers who use the Safari (Apple) browser to submit applications via the United States Copyright Officeʼs online registration system are currently unable to upload files into the system. Technicians are working diligently to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

The system has been confirmed for use with the Firefox browser, Version 27 or later. Other browsers such as Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Netscape (as well as out-of-date browsers) may work but have not been tested and are not supported by the Copyright Office. A follow-up notification will be distributed when the Safari issue has been resolved.

Thank you for your patience.

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 696

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:15:06 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 696
December 18th, 2017

Today, the U.S. Copyright Office implemented a series of technical upgrades to its electronic registration system. The upgrades:

  • reorganize the home screen for the eCO system;
  • remove the three questions that previously directed applicants to the Standard Application or the Single Application;
  • introduce a new and improved version of the Single Application;
  • modify the authorship statements in the application for registering a serial publication; and
  • add a new feature that will allow certain file types to be uploaded to the electronic registration system, while blocking unacceptable file types.

These improvements are designed to enhance the user experience and increase the efficiency of the examination of these claims. More information about these technical upgrades is available here.

In addition, the Copyright Office has released an updated circular that provides detailed information about the new version of the Single Application.

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 695

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:37:07 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 695
December 18, 2017

Copyright Office Interim Rule on Document Recordation and New Recordation Fee for Electronic Title Lists Effective Today

Today, the Office’s previously announced interim rule on document recordation and new recordation fee for electronic title lists became effective. In connection with these new rules, the Office has revised its document cover sheet, Form DCS, and its use is now mandatory for all recordation submissions. The revised form and instructions for completing it can be found here. Additionally, the Office has created a similar cover sheet for notice of termination filings, Form TCS, the use of which is also mandatory. That form and instructions for completing it can be found here. Lastly, the Office has amended the requirements and process for creating and submitting electronic title lists. The Office now has an Excel template for remitters to use in creating their lists. Detailed requirements and instructions for completing and submitting electronic title lists can be found here.

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 694

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:40:42 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 694
December 13th, 2017

Final Reminder to Re-Register DMCA Agents in Electronic System

This is the final reminder from the U.S. Copyright Office that any online service provider that designated an agent with the Office pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) under the Office’s old paper-based registration process, and that wishes to maintain an active designation with the Office, has until December 31, 2017, to re-register its designation using the Office’s new online registration system. After December 31, 2017, all paper designations will expire and become invalid. Registration in the new system only costs $6 and should only take a few minutes to complete.

If you have already registered your designated agent in the electronic system, you do not need to take further action at this time to satisfy the re-registration requirement.

The Office’s new DMCA agent registration system was launched on December 1, 2016. Since then, we have made a number of improvements to the system’s design, aimed at making it easier to register. In addition, the Office has engaged in continuous outreach efforts, including by sending periodic reminder emails to service providers registered in the Office’s old system. Today, over 11,600 service providers have registered DMCA agents in the new system, and those designations encompass over 150,000 alternative names.

For more information about the Office’s DMCA Designated Agent Directory, please visit the system’s home page here. From this page, users can access the directory, create or login to a registration account, review regulations, watch video tutorials demonstrating how to use the system, read answers to frequently asked questions about the system, or contact the Office with any questions.

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 693

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:19:13 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 693
December 11th, 2017

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Request for Reply Comments and Notice of Ex-Parte Communication For Rulemaking Relating to Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices

On December 1, 2017, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements.

 

The Copyright Office has determined that reply comments would also be appropriate for this rulemaking. Accordingly, initial written comments in response to the proposed rule published December 1, 2017 continue to be due no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 16, 2018. Written reply comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 30, 2018. In addition, the Office has determined that holding meetings with interested parties might be beneficial, such as to discuss nuances of proposed regulatory language.

 

The proposed regulations and instructions on how to submit a comment or meeting request are available here.

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 692

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:45:11 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 692
December 1st, 2017

U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Relating to Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices

The Copyright Office has published a notice of proposed rulemaking to update its regulations governing the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 of the Copyright Act, and to update related statement of account filing requirements.  With this proposed rule, the Office intends to resolve issues raised in an earlier notice of inquiry directed towards cable reporting practices, as well as address additional issues that have subsequently developed.  The Office proposes a number of changes to the statement of account forms, including increasing the specificity of subscriber and rate information requested, and a new section to address the Copyright Royalty Board’s proposed rule, assuming it is adopted, requiring covered cable systems to pay a separate per-telecast royalty (a “sports surcharge”) in addition to the other royalties that cable systems must pay under section 111.  In addition, the Office proposes to amend the regulatory definition of “cable system” to reflect both the Copyright Office’s longstanding position that such systems are limited to systems providing only localized retransmissions, and the uniform case law holding that internet-based retransmission services are excluded from the section 111 compulsory license.

 

To the extent this rulemaking proposes changes to the Office’s section 111 regulations governing the processing of refunds, supplemental or amended payments, or calculation of interest, as well as case management procedures, the Office proposes similar changes with regard to the regulations governing the section 119 and Chapter 10 licenses for satellite carriers and digital audio recording devices or media.

 

The proposed regulations and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here.  Written comments must be received no later than January 16, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 691

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:38:17 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 691
November 13, 2017

Secure Tests Interim Rule

The United States Copyright Office has adopted a new interim rule governing its special procedure for examining secure tests. This interim rule establishes a new group registration option for secure test questions and answers and other related materials (referred to as “test items”). This option will permit registration of test items that are stored in an electronic database or test bank. The interim rule will go into effect immediately. The Office is continuing to accept comments on its earlier June 12, 2017, interim rule for secure tests as well as this new interim rule.

The new interim rule and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here. Written comments must be received no later than December 11, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.