The Copyright Office is amending section 258.3 of its regulations to reflect the reduction of royalty rates for the section 119 satellite
carrier statutory license pursuant to Title I of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, which the President signed on Nov. 29 (as part of Public Law 106-113). The
royalty rates for the section 119 satellite license are reduced from 27 cents per subscriber per month for network and
superstations, respectively, to 14.85 cents for network stations and 18.9 cents for
superstations. The effective date is July 1, 1999. The rate for the Public Broadcasting Service satellite feed is also reduced to 14.85
cents. For a link to the Federal Register announcement, visit the Copyright Office Website at
For the complete text of Federal Register announcements, visit the Copyright Office Website at www.copyright.gov.
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 1, 2000: Effective date of cost of living increase in royalty for performance of musical compositions by colleges and universities (64 FR 67187)
February 10, 2000: Due date for written comments on exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies (64 FR 66139)
March 13, 2000: Due date for reply comments exemption to prohibition on circumvention of copyright protection systems for access control technologies (64 FR 66139)
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