U.S. Copyright Office Issues Request for Reply Comments and Notice of Ex-Parte Communication For Rulemaking Relating to Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices
Issue No. 693 - December 11, 2017

On December 1, 2017, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements.

The Copyright Office has determined that reply comments would also be appropriate for this rulemaking. Accordingly, initial written comments in response to the proposed rule published December 1, 2017 continue to be due no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 16, 2018. Written reply comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 30, 2018. In addition, the Office has determined that holding meetings with interested parties might be beneficial, such as to discuss nuances of proposed regulatory language.

The proposed regulations and instructions on how to submit a comment or meeting request are available here.