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§ 210.22 Definitions.

For purposes of this subpart:

(a) Unless otherwise specified, the terms used have the meanings set forth in 17 U.S.C. 115(e).

(b) The term blanket licensee means a digital music provider operating under a blanket license.

(c) The term DDEX means Digital Data Exchange, LLC.

(d) The term GAAP means U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, except that if the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission permits or requires entities with securities that are publicly traded in the U.S. to employ International Financial Reporting Standards, as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, or as accepted by the Securities and Exchange Commission if different from that issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, in lieu of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, then an entity may employ International Financial Reporting Standards as “GAAP” for purposes of this section.

(e) The term IPI means interested parties information code.

(f) The term ISNI means international standard name identifier.

(g) The term ISRC means international standard recording code.

(h) The term ISWC means international standard musical work code.

(i) The term producer means the primary person(s) contracted by and accountable to the content owner for the task of delivering the sound recording as a finished product.

(j) The term UPC means universal product code.

Source: GPO Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) (
Data current as of 04/02/2024