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U.S. Copyright Office
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July 21, 1999
Issue 57

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Federal Register
     Copyright Office Announces Initiation of Negotiation Period for
Digital Phonorecord Delivery Rate Adjustment Proceeding

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COPYRIGHT OFFICE ANNOUNCES INITIATION OF NEGOTIATION PERIOD FOR
DIGITAL PHONORECORD DELIVERY RATE ADJUSTMENT PROCEEDING (64 FR 38861)
     The Copyright Office by publication in the Federal Register on
July 20 announces the initiation of the negotiation period for
determining reasonable rates and terms for digital transmissions that
constitute  digital phonorecord deliveries for the period beginning
January 1, 2001. This negotiation period is intended to promote an
industry­wide agreement as to the rates and terms for digital
phonorecord deliveries. The negotiation period begins July 20, 1999,
and ends December 31, 1999. Petitions for an arbitration for rate
adjustment must be filed during the year 2000. For more information
see the Federal Register notice.

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July 26: Due date for comments on section 1201(g) of the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (64 FR 28802)

August 6: Due date for comments on interim regulations on
registering vessel hulls (64 FR 36576) and for comments on procedures for
cancellation of a registration for a vessel hull design (64 FR 36829)

September 7: Due date for reply comments on interim regulations on
registering vessel hulls (64 FR 36576) and for comments on
procedures for cancellation of a registration for a vessel hull design (64 FR 36829)

December 31: End of negotiation period for determining rates and
terms for digital transmissions that constitute digital phonorecord
deliveries for the period beginning January 1, 2001 (64 FR 38861)

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