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Issue 361 -March 23, 2009   

Copyright Office Announces Royalty Fee Adjustment for Secondary Transmissions by Satellite Carriers

The Copyright Office announces royalty rate adjustments for satellite carriers based upon changes in the Consumer Price Index. This year, the change in the Consumer Price Index for the relevant time period was 0.03 percent, a change so small that the rates remain unaffected for the 2009 licensing period, which is January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009. (Read further information)

Calendar


March 23

Effective date of regulation regarding royalty rate adjustments for satellite carriers

April 3

Deadline to submit requests to testify in public hearings on possible exemptions to prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works

May 1

Public hearing in Palo Alto, California, on possible exemptions to prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works

May 6, 7, 8

Public hearings in Washington, D.C., on possible exemptions to prohibition against circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works

 

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