The Librarian of Congress is announcing the existence of a controversy as to the distribution of 1997 cable royalties in the syndicated programming category and is initiating an arbitration proceeding under chapter 8 of title 17 to resolve the distribution. The arbitration proceeding commences on October 17, 2000. On that day, a meeting between the parties in this proceeding and the arbitrators will take place at the Library of Congress to discuss the hearing schedule, resolution of designated issues, and other matters. The meeting is open to the public. Copies of the hearing schedule, when finalized, will be available in the Copyright Office upon request.
October 12: Due date for comments on settlement proposal for adjustment of cable statutory license royalty rates (65 FR 54984)
October 13: Due date for Notice of Intention to Participate in CARP to set rates for two statutory licenses (65 FR 55302)
October 17: 180-day arbitration period begins for Phase II distribution of 1997 cable royalty funds for syndicated programming category (65 FR 60690)
October 20: Deadline for comments on Copyright Office Website. Please respond to [email protected]
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