[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 112 (Wednesday, June 11, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 33491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13646]


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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Copyright Royalty Board

37 CFR Part 370

[Docket No. 14-CRB-0005 (RM)]


Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under 
Statutory License

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Extension of Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges are extending the period for 
filing comments on Notice and Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings 
Under Statutory License.

DATES: The comment period on the proposed rulemaking on Notice and 
Recordkeeping for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License is 
extended to June 30.

ADDRESSES: The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) prefers that comments and 
reply comments be submitted electronically to crb@loc.gov. In the 
alternative, commenters shall send a hard-copy original, five paper 
copies, and an electronic copy on a CD either by U.S. mail or hand 
delivery. The CRB will not accept multiple submissions from any 
commenter. Electronic documents must be in either PDF format containing 
accessible text (not an image); Microsoft Word; WordPerfect; Rich Text 
Format (RTF); or ASCII text file format (not a scanned document). 
Commenters MAY NOT submit comments and reply comments by an overnight 
delivery service other than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If 
commenters choose to use the U.S. Postal Service (including overnight 
delivery), they must address their comments and reply comments to: 
Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024-0977. If 
commenters choose hand delivery by a private party, they must direct 
their comments and reply comments to the Copyright Office Public 
Information Office, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial 
Building, Room LM-401, 101 Independence Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20559-6000. If commenters choose delivery by commercial courier, they 
must direct their comments and reply comments to the Congressional 
Courier Acceptance Site located at 2nd and D Street NW., Washington, 
DC, on a normal business day between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The envelope 
must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, 
James Madison Memorial Building, LM-401, 101 Independence Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20559-6000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: LaKeshia Keys (202) 707-7658 or email 
at crb@loc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 2, 2014, the Copyright Royalty Judges (``Judges'') published 
a notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM'') seeking comment on two 
petitions for rulemaking.\1\ Comments were due by June 2, 2014. Reply 
comments were due by June 16, 2014. On May 20, 2014, the National 
Association of Broadcasters (``NAB'') filed a motion with the Judges 
seeking a 21-day extension of the comment deadline. To support its 
request, NAB argues, among other things, that SoundExchange's petition 
is detailed and preparing a meaningful response will require extensive 
fact-finding. NAB also opines that there is no urgency in addressing 
SoundExchange's petition since the current regulations have been in 
place for years. Motion at 2.
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    \1\ 79 FR 25038. One of the petitions was filed by 
SoundExchange, Inc. The other, which was styled as a motion for 
clarification, was filed by College Broadcasters, Inc., American 
Council on Education and Intercollegiate Broadcasting Systems, Inc. 
(``Petitioners''). As discussed in the Federal Register notice 
seeking comments on the proposals, the Judges view the Petitioners' 
proposal as seeking a substantive change in the regulations, and 
therefore treat the motion as a petition for rulemaking.
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    In the interests of providing an ample opportunity for all 
interested parties to prepare a meaningful response to the petitions, 
the Judges hereby extend the deadline for comments on the petitions to 
June 30, 2014. Reply comments, if any, should be filed no later than 
August 11, 2014.

    Dated: May 22, 2014.
David R. Strickler,
Copyright Royalty Judge.
Approved by:
James H. Billington,
Librarian of Congress.
[FR Doc. 2014-13646 Filed 6-10-14; 8:45 am]
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