[Federal Register: January 9, 2006 (Volume 71,
[Docket No. 2006-1 CRB DSTRA]
AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress
ACTION: Notice announcing commencement of proceeding with request for Petitions to Participate
The Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress is announcing the commencement of the proceeding to determine the reasonable rates and terms for preexisting subscription and satellite digital audio radio services. The Board is also announcing the date by which a party who wishes to participate in the new rate proceeding must file its Petition to Participate and the accompanying $150 filing fee.
Petitions to Participate and the filing fee are due no later than February 8, 2006.
If hand delivered by a private party, an original and five copies of a Petition to Participate along with the $150 filing fee should be brought to Room LM-401 of the James Madison Memorial Building between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. and the envelope should be addressed as follows: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, Room LM-401, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000. If delivered by a commercial carrier, an original and five copies of a Petition to Participate along with the $150 filing fee must be delivered to the Congressional Courier Acceptance Site located at 2nd and D Street, NE., between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. The envelope should be addressed as follows: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress, Room 403, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000. If sent by mail (including overnight delivery using U.S. Postal Service Express Mail), an original and five copies of a Petition to Participate along with the $150 filing fee should be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Southwest Station, Washington, DC 20024-0977. Petitions to Participate and the $150 filing fee may not be delivered by means of overnight delivery services such as Federal Express, United Parcel Service, etc., due to delays in processing receipt of such deliveries.
Abioye E. Oyewole, CRB Program Specialist. Telephone: (202) 707-8380. Telefax: (202) 252-3423.
Background This Notice is issued pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 804(b)(3)(B), which requires the commencement of proceedings “in January 2006 to determine reasonable terms and rates of royalty payments under sections 114 and 112 for the activities of preexisting subscription services, to be effective during the period beginning on January 1, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2012, and preexisting satellite digital audio radio services, to be effective during the period beginning on January 1, 2007, and ending on December 31, 2012.” 17 U.S.C. 803(b)(1)(A)(i)(V) requires the Copyright Royalty Judges publish a Federal Register notice no later than January 5, 2006, commencing this proceeding.
Any party who wishes to participate in this proceeding must submit to the Board a Petition to Participate by no later than February 8, 2006. 17 U.S.C. 803(b)(1)(A)(ii). The single or joint Petition to Participate must provide all of the information required by 37 CFR 351.1(b). See 70 FR 30906-07 (May 31, 2005). The Petition to Participate must be accompanied by a $150 filing fee. Cash will not be accepted; therefore, parties must pay the filing fee with a check or money order made payable to “Copyright Royalty Board.” If a check received in payment of the filing fee is returned for lack of sufficient funds, the corresponding Petition to Participate will be dismissed. Note that in any Copyright Royalty Board proceeding, unlike in Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel proceedings, according to 37 CFR 350.2 (Representation), only attorneys who are members of the bar in one or more states and in good standing will be allowed to represent parties before the Copyright Royalty Board if a party does not solely represent him or herself.
Dated: January 4, 2006.
Bruce G. Forrest,
Interim Chief Copyright Royalty Board Judge.