Office Issues Final Rule on Auditing Statements of Account and Royalty Fees
Issue No. 562 - November 18, 2014

The United States Copyright Office has issued a final rule that will allow copyright owners to audit the statements of account and royalty fees that cable operators and satellite carriers deposit with the Office for secondary transmissions of broadcast programming made pursuant to statutory licenses. The Federal Register notice describing the final rule is available at The rule will become effective December 18, 2014.