September 27, 1999
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The Copyright Office requests comments and announces the schedule for the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel that will set rates and terms for two compulsory licenses. One license allows certain eligible nonsubscription services to perform sound recordings publicly by means of digital audio transmissions. The other allows a transmitting organization to make an ephemeral recording of a sound recording for the purpose of making a permitted public performance. The Office is also announcing November 1 as the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the rate adjustment proceeding must file its Notice of Intention to Participate.
September 28: Due date for notices of intent to participate and comments on whether a Phase I or a Phase II controversy exists as to the distribution of 1997 cable royalty fees (64 FR 41473)
November 1: Due date for comments and Notices of Intention to Participate in Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel setting rates and terms for digital performance right in sound recordings and ephemeral recordings (64 FR 52107)
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)
January 18, 2000: Beginning of 45-day precontroversy discovery period for CARP proceeding on rates and terms for digital transmissions of sound recordings and ephemeral recordings (64 FR 52107)