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House Introduces Bill to Make Register of Copyrights Presidentially Appointed Post

On March 23, 2017, the House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation to make the Register of Copyrights a Presidentially appointed position. The Librarian of Congress currently appoints the position; however, top republicans and democrats hope to change the appointment to a presidential nomination with Senate confirmation in an effort to modernize the copyright system. Lately, [...]

Cable & Satellite Claims Rule Changes Proposed

On March 23, 2017, the Copyright Royalty Judges announced that they anticipate that a new electronic filing and case management system will be available for use by claims filers, participants in proceedings before the judges, and other members of the public having business with the board by summer 2017.

Copyright Royalty Judges Propose Rule Changes Governing Cable & Satellite Claims

On March 23, 2017, the Copyright Royalty Judges announced that they anticipate that a new electronic filing and case management system will be available for use by claims filers, participants in proceedings before the judges, and other members of the public having business with the board by summer 2017. The judges intend to make use [...]

Copyright Office Extends Reply Comment Deadline on Revised Cable and Satellite Statements of Account Filing Fees

On February 11, 2013, the Copyright Office extended the reply comment deadline on the revised fee schedule published on December 6, 2012, for filing cable and satellite statements of account. Reply comments may be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. EST February 22, 2013. For more information, see http://www.copyright.gov/docs/newfees/comments.

Cable Royalty Receipts as of January 22, 2013

Cable Retransmission Royalties Report of Receipts as of January 22, 2013, provided by the Copyright Office Licensing Division

Satellite Royalty Receipts as of January 22, 2013

Satellite Retransmission Royalties Report of Receipts as of January 22, 2013, provided by the Copyright Office Licensing Division

Copyright Office Amends Regulations on Cable Royalty Fee Refunds

On January 11, 2013, the Copyright Office amended its regulations on cable royalty refunds to satisfy the provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (“STELA”). Section 111 of the Copyright Act requires cable operators to pay royalties to and file statements of account (“SOA”) with the Copyright Office every six months. STELA, [...]

Satellite Royalty Receipts as of December 21, 2012

Satellite Retransmission Royalties Report of Receipts as of December 21, 2012, provided by the Copyright Office Licensing Division

Cable Royalty Receipts as of December 21, 2012

Cable Retransmission Royalties Report of Receipts as of December 21, 2012, provided by the Copyright Office Licensing Division

Copyright Office Proposes Revised Fee Schedule for Cable and Satellite Statements of Account

On December 6, 2012, the Copyright Office proposed a revised fee schedule for filing cable and satellite statements of account (“SOA”). The Satellite Television and Localism Act of 2010 permits the Copyright Office to establish SOA fees under Sections 111, 119, and 122 of the Copyright Act. In March 2012, the Copyright Office proposed initial [...]