The Copyright Office is announcing the voluntary periods for determining reasonable rates and terms for the statutory licenses
permitting the public performance of a sound recording by means of certain digital transmissions (section 114(f) of the Copyright Act)
and the making of an ephemeral recording (section 112(e)). The negotiation period will begin with the publication of this notice in
the Federal Register during the week of January 10. The notice is available now on the Copyright Office's
Website, and a second NewsNet will be sent when the citation for the Federal Register is available
later this week.
Petitions for an arbitration proceeding to set the rates and terms for these licenses for the 2-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2001,
may be filed with Copyright Office during the 60-day period beginning July 1, 2000. For a link to the Federal Register announcement, visit
the Copyright Office Website at www.copyright.gov/fedreg/dtra.html
For the complete text of Federal Register announcements, visit the Copyright Office Website at www.copyright.gov.
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)
July 1: Initiation of 60-day period to file petitions for an arbitration proceeding to set the rates and terms for compulsory licenses under 17 U.S.C. 112(e) and 114(f) for the 2-year period beginning Jan. 1, 2001
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