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Issue 240 -December 1, 2004  

Copyright Office Announces Cost of Living Adjustment for 17 U.S.C. 118 Compulsory License

The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress announces a cost of living adjustment of 3.2 percent in the royalty rates paid by colleges, universities, or other nonprofit educational institutions that are not affiliated with National Public Radio for the use of copyrighted published nondramatic musical compositions in the BMI, ASCAP, and SESAC repertories. The cost of living adjustment is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index from October 2003 to October 2004. The cost of living adjustment in this notice will become effective on January 1, 2005. For further information, click here.


Jan. 1 Effective date of cost of living adjustment in royalty rates for 17 U.S.C. 118 compulsory license (html) (pdf)
Jan. 1 Claims to 2004 DART royalty funds may be filed online through the Copyright Office website beginning on this date (html) (pdf)
Feb. 28 Claims to the 2004 DART royalty funds must be received in the Copyright Office by 5 p.m. on this date (html) (pdf)
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