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Copyright Royalty Board
CRB News

December 20, 2007
Issue 21

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THE COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD ADJUSTS RATES AND TERMS FOR 
PREEXISTING SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES (72 FR 71795) AND PUBLISHES 
FINAL RULE ON DIGITAL PERFORMANCE RIGHT IN SOUND RECORDINGS 
AND EPHEMERAL RECORDINGS FOR NEW SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE 
(72 FR 72253) 

The Copyright Royalty Judges published final regulations 
setting the royalty rates and terms for the use of sound 
recordings and the making of ephemeral phonorecords by 
preexisting subscription services for the period January 1, 
2008, through December 31, 2012. For more information, go 
to http://www.loc.gov/crb/fedreg/2007/72fr71795.pdf

In addition, the Copyright Royalty Judges published final 
regulations setting the rates and terms for the use of sound 
recordings in transmissions made by new subscription services 
and for the making of the ephemeral recordings necessary for 
the facilitation of such transmissions for the period 
commencing from the inception of a new subscription service 
through December 31, 2010. For more information, go to 
http://www.loc.gov/crb/fedreg/2007/72fr72253.pdf


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* CALENDAR *

January 1, 2008: Effective date for final rule on royalty 
rates and terms for the noncommercial educational broadcasting 
statutory license for the period 2008 through 2012 
(72 FR 67646).

January 1: Effective date for final regulations setting 
the royalty rates and terms for the use of sound recordings 
and the making of ephemeral recording by preexisting 
subscription services for the period 2008 through 2012 
(72 FR 71795).

January 21: Effective date for final regulations 
setting the rates and terms for the use of sound recordings 
in transmissions made by new subscription services and for 
the making of the ephemeral recordings necessary for the 
facilitation of such transmissions for the period commencing 
from the inception of a new subscription service through 
December 31, 2010 (72 FR 72253).


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