U.S. Copyright Office Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Seeking Comments on Electronic Royalty Payment Processes and the Administration of DART Royalty Accounts
Issue No. 724 - July 11, 2018

The United States Copyright Office today published a proposed rule streamlining the administration of digital audio recording technology royalty accounts and electronic royalty payment processes. With this proposed rule, the Office seeks to codify a procedure for closing out DART royalty payments accounts under section 1005 of the Copyright Act and update its regulations governing online payment procedures for cable, satellite, and DART statements of account to no longer require single lump sum payments.

The notice of proposed rulemaking and instructions on how to submit a comment are available here. Written comments must be received no later than Friday, August 10, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.