U.S. Copyright Office Issues a Supplemental Interim Rule Related to the Music Modernization Act
Issue No. 867 - December 28, 2020
Pursuant to title I of the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA), the Copyright Office has issued a supplemental interim rule amending its September 17, 2020, interim regulations governing certain reporting requirements of digital music providers and significant nonblanket licensees. The amendment creates a temporary exception to certain provisions concerning the reporting of information about certain permanent download licenses. Based on requests received following the adoption of the current requirements, the Office has determined that there is a legitimate need to make this amendment effective immediately to govern these matters while it considers further potential adjustments. The Office solicits public comment on these issues.
Additional information and instructions on how to submit comments are available here. Written comments must be received no later than January 27, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. eastern time.