[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 6, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 26229]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12080]


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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), which was extended on 
December 27, 2017 (82 FR 61200) and further extended on March 8, 2018 
(83 FR 9824), is again extended. Initial written comments must be 
received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 4, 2018. 
Written reply comments must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. 
Eastern time on October 25, 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: Regan A. Smith, General Counsel and 
Associate Register of Copyrights, by email at [email protected], or Anna 
Chauvet, Assistant General Counsel, by email at [email protected], or 
either 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\
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    \1\ 82 FR 56926 (Dec. 1, 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 reply comments due by April 2, 2018.\2\
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    \2\ COLC-2017-0013-0003.
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    On May 29, 2018, Program Suppliers submitted a motion seeking to 
extend the initial comment period until October 4, 2018, with written 
reply comments due by October 25, 2018 (``2018 Extension Request'').\3\ 
The 2018 Extension Request notes that NCTA--The Internet & Television 
Association supports the requested extension and that Joint Sports 
Claimants will not oppose it.\4\ In addition, the 2018 Extension 
Request states that the ``parties have been developing their positions 
as to what and how reporting practices might be improved in light of 
intervening statutory and regulatory changes,'' and ``whether a 
consensus can be reached on some or all the issues raised'' in the 
NPRM.\5\
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    \3\ COLC-2017-0013-0007.
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Id.
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    To ensure that current remitters and other stakeholders have 
sufficient time to try and reach consensus on some or all of the issues 
raised in the NPRM, the Office is extending the deadline for the 
submission of initial written comments to 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on 
October 4, 2018. Written reply comments must be received no later than 
11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 25, 2018.

    Dated: May 30, 2018.
Regan A. Smith,
General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights.
[FR Doc. 2018-12080 Filed 6-5-18; 8:45 am]
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