[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 27, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 61200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-27933]



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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

 Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 201

[Docket No. 2005-6]


Statutory Cable, Satellite, and DART License Reporting Practices

AGENCY: U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The United States Copyright Office is extending the deadlines 
for the submission of written comments in response to its December 1, 
2017 notice of proposed rulemaking concerning the royalty reporting 
practices of cable operators under section 111 and proposed revisions 
to the Statement of Account forms, and on proposed amendments to the 
Statement of Account filing requirements.

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking, 
published on December 1, 2017 (82 FR 56926), is extended. Initial 
written comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time 
on March 16, 2018. Written reply comments must be received no later 
than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 6, 2018.

ADDRESSES: For reasons of government efficiency, the Copyright Office 
is using the regulations.gov system for the submission and posting of 
public comments in this proceeding. All comments are therefore to be 
submitted electronically through regulations.gov. Specific instructions 
for submitting comments are available on the Copyright Office website 
at https://copyright.gov/rulemaking/section111. If electronic 
submission of comments is not feasible due to lack of access to a 
computer and/or the internet, please contact the Office using the 
contact information below for special instructions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarang V. Damle, General Counsel and 
Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at [email protected], Regan A. 
Smith, Deputy General Counsel, by email at [email protected], or Anna 
Chauvet, Assistant General Counsel, by email at [email protected], or any 
of them by telephone at 202-707-8350.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 1, 2017, the Office issued a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (``NPRM'') on proposed rules governing 
the royalty reporting practices of cable operators under section 111 
and proposed revisions to the Statement of Account forms, and on 
proposed amendments to the Statement of Account filing requirements.\1\ 
After determining that meetings with interested parties might be 
beneficial and that reply comments would be appropriate for this 
rulemaking, on December 11, 2017, the Office issued a notice of ex-
parte communication and request for reply comments.\2\
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    \1\ 82 FR 56926 (Dec. 1, 2017).
    \2\ 82 FR 58153 (Dec. 11, 2017).
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    On December 13, 2017, NCTA--The Internet & Television Association 
submitted a motion seeking to extend the initial comment period until 
March 16, 2018, with written comments due by April 2, 2018.\3\
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    \3\ COLC-2017-0013-0003.
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    To ensure that commenters have sufficient time to respond to the 
NPRM, the Office is extending the deadline for the submission of 
initial written comments to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 16, 2018. 
Written reply comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. 
Eastern Time on April 6, 2018.

    Dated: December 19, 2017.
Karyn Temple Claggett,
Acting Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright 
Office.
[FR Doc. 2017-27933 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
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