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Copyright Royalty Board
CRB News
 
January 26, 2009
Issue 36
 
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COPYRIGHT ROYALTY JUDGES ANNOUNCE FINAL RULE SETTING RATES AND TERMS FOR USE OF MUSICAL WORKS UNDER SECTION 115 OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT (74 FR 4510).

The Copyright Royalty Judges announce the final rule setting the rates and terms for the use of musical works in physical phonorecords, permanent downloads, and ringtones. In addition, they are adopting as final the rates and terms for the use of musical works in limited downloads, interactive streaming, and incidental digital phonorecord deliveries. For more information, go to http://www.loc.gov/crb/fedreg/2009/74fr4510.pdf. The final determination is also posted on the Copyright Royalty Board website at www.loc.gov/crb/proceedings/2006-3/dpra-public-final-rates-terms.pdf.  

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January 29, 2009: Due date for comments on proposed final regulations for filing notices of use of sound recordings and for delivering records of such use under sections 112 and 114 of the Copyright Act (73 FR 79727).

February 4, 2009: Due date for petitions to participate in proceeding to determine rates and terms for two statutory licenses permitting digital performances of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings for period beginning January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2015. A $150 filing fee must accompany petitions (74 FR 318).

February 4, 2009: Due date for petitions to participate in proceeding to determine rates and terms for use of sound recordings in transmissions made by new subscription services and for making ephemeral recordings necessary to facilitate such transmissions for period beginning January 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2015. A $150 filing fee must accompany petitions (74 FR 319).

March 1, 2009: Effective date of final rule setting the rates and terms for use of musical works under section 115 of the Copyright Act (74 FR 4510) 

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