Register of Copyrights Delivers Memorandum Opinion to Copyright Royalty Board
Issue No. 515 - August 5, 2013

The Copyright Royalty Judges, acting pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 802(f)(1)(B), referred a novel material question of substantive law to the Register of Copyrights concerning the Copyright Royalty Judges' authority to adopt regulations imposing a duty of confidentiality upon copyright owners, whether or not that duty is included in a voluntarily negotiated license agreement between copyright owners and licensees in a proceeding under section 115 of the Act. The Register of Copyrights responded in a timely fashion by delivering a Memorandum Opinion to the Copyright Royalty Board on July 25, 2013. (Read more.)