The Copyright Office is requesting comments on whether to grant a petition for rulemaking filed with the Copyright Office by the Digital Media Association. The petition requests an amendment to the rule that defines the term "Service" for purposes of the statutory license governing the public performance of sound recordings by means of digital audio transmissions. The requested amendment would expand the current definition of the term "Service" to state that a service is not interactive simply because it offers the consumer some degree of influence over the programming offered by the Webcasters. Written comments are due June 22. Reply comments are due July 7.
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June 19: Due date for comments on regulations for group registration of published photographs (65 FR 26162)
June 22: Due date for written comments on request for rulemaking on definition of a "Service" (65 FR 33266)
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 (65 FR 2194)
July 7: Due date for reply comments on request for rulemaking on definition of a "Service" (65 FR 33266)
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