U.S. Copyright Office

May 23, 2000
Issue 91
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Federal Register

Office Requests Comments on whether to Grant a Petition for Rulemaking on Definition of a "Service" (65 FR 33266)

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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