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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 [...]

Phase 1 Claimant Category Definitions

The Copyright Royalty Tribunal (“Tribunal”), the predecessor to the Copyright Royalty Board (“CRB”), formed Claimant category definitions in the Tribunal’s 1984 Cable Royalty Distribution Proceeding, which have been followed by the Tribunal, the CARPs, and Phase 1 parties. The Claimant category definitions are as follows: “Program Suppliers.” Syndicated series, specials and movies, other than Devotional [...]

Cable Royalty Receipts as of November 26, 2012

Cable Retransmission Royalties Report of Receipts as of November 26, 2012, provided by the Copyright Office Licensing Division

Satellite Royalty Receipts as of November 26, 2012

Satellite Retransmission Royalties Report of Receipts as of November 26, 2012, provided by the Copyright Office Licensing Division

Copyright Royalty Judges Announce Cost-of-Living Adjustment in Royalty Rates

On November 26, 2012, the Copyright Royalty Judges (“CRJs”) adopted a cost-of-living adjustment of 2.2% in the royalty rates paid by satellite carriers under the Copyright Act’s satellite carrier compulsory license provision. The Copyright Act requires the CRJs to annually adjust royalty rates to reflect any changes to the cost-of-living adjustment. The cost-of-living adjustment is based on [...]

Library of Congress Seeks New Copyright Royalty Judge for Copyright Royalty Board

On November 19, 2012, the Library of Congress (“LOC”) posted a job opening for a Copyright Royalty Judge on the Copyright Royalty Board (“CRB”) of the U.S. Copyright Office. The CRB consists of a three-judge panel that presides over quasi-judicial administrative proceedings related to copyright royalty rates, terms, and distributions. The current panel consists of [...]

Copyright Office’s Licensing Division Introduces Online Cable Statement of Account Pilot

On September 27, 2012, the U.S. Copyright Office’s Licensing Division, introduced an online cable royalty statement of account system. This system allows the Licensing Division and copyright holders to use webMethods software to test the filing of cable royalty statements of account. Many have tested the validity of the new system’s design and performance; however, [...]

Copyright Office to Distribute 50% of 2010 Cable Royalties Totaling $99 Million

On October 12, 2012, the Copyright Office informed the public it is preparing to make a 50% distribution of the available 2010 cable retransmission royalty fees on or after October 25, 2012, pursuant to the Order of the U.S. Copyright Royalty Judges, Docket No. 2012-4 CRB CD 2010, dated September 14, 2012. The partial distribution is [...]

Satellite Royalty Receipts as of October 15, 2012

Satellite Retransmission Royalties Report of Receipts as of October 15, 2012, provided by the Copyright Office Licensing Division