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Issue 505 - May 9, 2013 

Office Revises Proposed Regulation on Auditing of Statements of Account and Royalty Fees

On June 14, 2012, the United States Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments concerning a new regulation that will allow copyright owners to audit the statements of account and the royalty fees that cable operators and satellite carriers deposit with the Copyright Office for secondary transmissions of broadcast programming made pursuant to statutory licenses. The Copyright Office has revised the proposed regulation based on comments that it received from copyright owners, cable operators, and satellite carriers. The Copyright Office seeks comments on the revised proposal before it is adopted as a final rule. Comments on the revised proposal are due on June 10, 2013. Reply comments are due on June 24, 2013. Submit comments electronically at www.copyright.gov/docs/soaaudit/comments/submission/. (Read more.)


May 21, 2013: Due date for comments on technological upgrades to registration and recordation functions

June 10, 2013: Due date for comments on revision to proposed regulation on auditing statements of account and royalty fees

June 24, 2013: Due date for reply comments on revision to proposed regulation on auditing statements of account and royalty fees

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