USCO Public Roundtables on Music Licensing Issues
Main page with links to agendas, participation requests etc.
"LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
U.S. Copyright Office
[Docket No. 2014-03]
Music Licensing Study
U.S. Copyright Office, Library
Notice of public roundtables.
The U.S. Copyright Office is
undertaking a study to evaluate the
effectiveness of current methods for
licensing musical works and sound
recordings. The study will assess
whether and how existing methods
serve the music marketplace, including
new and emerging digital distribution
platforms. In addition to soliciting
written comments, the Office is
conducting three two-day public
roundtables on music licensing issues.
A Notice of Inquiry soliciting written
comments in response to a number of
subjects was issued on March 17, 2014,
and written comments are due on or
before May 16, 2014.
78 FR 14739
(Mar. 17, 2014). At this time, the
Copyright Office announces three public
roundtables to be held in June 2014 in
Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York.
The two-day public roundtable
in Nashville will be held on June 4 and
5, 2014, on both days from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. The two-day public
roundtable in Los Angeles will be held
on June 16 and 17, 2014, on both days
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The two-day
public roundtable in New York will be
held on June 23 and 24, 2014, from 9:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on June 23, and from
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on June 24.
Requests to participate in the
roundtables must be received by the
Copyright Office by May 20, 2014.
Nashville Music Licensing Study Public Roundtable on June 4 & 5, 2014
Los Angeles Music Licensing Study Public Roundtable on June 16 & 17, 2014
New York Music Licensing Study Public Roundtable on June 23 & 24, 2014
Request to Participate
Thank you for your interest in participating in a Music Licensing Study roundtable. The roundtable hearing rooms will have a limited number of seats for participants. Due to the limited capacity, each participating entity may designate only one individual to represent it at a particular roundtable session. An entity may have different individuals represent it at different roundtable sessions, but each such individual should complete and submit a separate request form.
The Office will attempt to accommodate preferences to the greatest extent possible while allowing for the maximum number of viewpoints at the roundtables. Individuals who submit a timely request will receive a response to their request by email or telephone, which will indicate the specific session(s) in which they are scheduled to participate. Depending upon the number and preferences of individuals seeking to participate, it is possible that the Office will not be able to accommodate all requests.
If you are interested in participating in one or more roundtable sessions, please submit your completed form through this website no later than May 20, 2014. Requests to participate should be submitted electronically through this website by supplying the requisite information and clicking on the "submit" button. If an individual is unable to submit the form electronically, please contact Sarang V. Damle, at [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>, for further instructions.
Note: Use this form only to indicate that you want to participate in a public roundtable. For individuals who simply wish to observe roundtable sessions, the Office will provide public seating on a first-come, first-serve basis on the day of the roundtable. Because space is limited and to allow for a diverse audience, we ask that entities limit observers to one per session. Following discussion of the various agenda topics by roundtable participants, observers at the roundtables will be provided a limited opportunity to offer additional comments after the final session on the second day.
We apologize in advance if the room reaches its capacity and we are unable to accommodate all who might wish to attend. The Office has made arrangements to transcribe the proceedings for the record and the transcriptions will be posted on our website when they become available.
Liaison Specialist/Program Coordinator
National Film Preservation Board (NFPB) http://www.loc.gov/film
National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB) http://www.loc.gov/nrpb
Library of Congress
Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation
19053 Mt. Pony Road
Culpeper, VA 22701
email: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Also visit the web site of the NFPB's charitable affiliate, the National Film Preservation Foundation at http://www.filmpreservation.org
And visit the web site of the NRPB's charitable affiliate, the National Recording Preservation Foundation, at http://www.recordingpreservation.org