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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 fees in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Affected parties, including copyright owners, American Cable Association, and National Cable & Telecommunications Association, submitted comments. The Copyright Office conducted a second study based on these comments since cable and satellite SOA filing fees are being set for the first time. The second study more accurately captures the Copyright Office’s SOA processing costs. Comments must be submitted by 5:00pm EST on January 22, 2013.

Proposed Fee Schedule

(1) Processing SOA pursuant to §111:
Form SA1: $15
Form SA2: $20
Form SA3: $725
(2) Processing SOA pursuant to §§119 and 112: $725

Comments may be submitted by:
www.copyright.gov/docs/newfees/comments.

For more information, please see:
http://www.copyright.gov/fedreg/2012/77fr72788.pdf.