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Issue 256 -April 6, 2005  

Copyright Office Publishes Royalty Rates for Satellite Carrier Compulsory License

The Copyright Office is publishing the royalty rates for analog television broadcast stations retransmitted by satellite carriers under the section 119 statutory license. The rates are effective January 1, 2005. (Read further information.)


January 1, 2005 Effective date of royalty rates for section 119 statutory license (html)
Apr. 14 Due date for comments on proposed amendments to rules governing reports of use of sound recordings under the statutory license for preexisting subscription services (html)
Apr. 25 End of voluntary negotiation period under 17 U.S.C. 119 and due date for voluntary agreements (html)
Apr. 29 Due date for comments on the petition and Notices of Intent to Participate in cable rate adjustment (html)
May 4 Beginning of 30-day negotiation period in cable rate adjustment (html)
May 9 Due date for reply comments on orphan works issues (html)
June 3 End of 30-day negotiation period in cable rate adjustment (html)
June 6 Due date for written notification of status of settlement negotiations in cable rate adjustment (html)
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