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Issue 258 -May 17, 2005  

Copyright Office Requests Notices of Intent to Participate and Public Comment on Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Rate Adjustment

The Copyright Office is submitting for public comment a proposed settlement of royalty rates for the retransmission of digital over-the-air television broadcast signals by satellite carriers under the statutory license in 17 U.S.C. 119. The Office is also requesting Notices of Intent to Participate from entities with a "significant interest in the outcome" of the proceeding and an intent to participate in a royalty rate adjustment proceeding before a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel. Comments and Notices of Intent to Participate are due no later than June 16. (Read further information.)


May 27 Due date for comments on proposed regulations for the delivery and format of records of use of sound recordings by eligible digital audio services (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)
June 8 Effective date of rules governing reports of use of sound recordings under the statutory license for preexisting subscription services (html)
June 16 Comments and Notices of Intent to Participate in proposed rate adjustment for satellite carrier compulsory license (html)
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