Copyright Office Requests
Written Proposals on Data Format and Delivery for Webcasting Recordkeeping
Requirements; Announces Status Conference
The Copyright Office is seeking proposals
from copyright owners and users of the section 112 and section 114
webcasting statutory licenses on the electronic format in which
recordkeeping data must be maintained by the services using the
statutory licenses and the method(s) for delivery of the data to
SoundExchange, the officially designated receiving agent for section
112 and 114 royalty fees. Written proposals must be received in
the Copyright Office by Sept. 30, 2002.
A notice further explaining the request will
be published in the Federal Register later this week; however, a
copy of the notice as sent to the Office of the Federal Register
is posted now on the Copyright Office website. (Read
The Copyright Office also announces that a
status conference to discuss the formatting requirements will be
held Oct. 8, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. in the CARP Hearing Room, LM-414,
of the Madison Building of the Library of Congress. Both the written
proposals and the conference discussion will be limited to the electronic
data format and delivery for the webcasting recordkeeping requirements,
and not to substantive reporting requirements. For more information
on the status conference, contact the CARP specialist at 202-707-8380.
Citation for Newsnet 169
The Federal Register citation for NewsNet
169, issued Sept. 13, "Copyright Office Requests Comments Regarding
Broadcasters' Motion for Stay of Final Rule Regarding Scope of Broadcasters'
Exemption from Digital Performance Right," is 67 FR 58550.