Copyright Royalty Judges Look For Comments on Voluntary Agreement
July 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM (PT)
The COPYRIGHT ROYALTY JUDGES are publishing for comment a voluntary agreement proposing royalty rates for the satellite carrier compulsory license for 2010-2014. Under section 119 of the Copyright Act, the parties to the voluntary agreement have asked that the royalty fees in the agreement be applied to all satellite carriers, distributors, and copyright owners without the convening of a rate-setting proceeding.
As required by section 119, the judges are publishing the negotiated rates. The judges will adopt the rates unless a party with an intent to participate in a proceeding and a significant interest in the outcome of that proceeding objects.
Parties filing objections must state their intention to participate in a proceeding, their reasons for objecting, and their significant interest in the outcome of the proceeding. Objections are due by AUGUST 12th, 2010; the effective date for final regulations on rates and terms for use of sound recordings in transmissions by new subscription services is JANUARY 1st, 2011.