permanent ( Open to All ) Supervisory Copyright Royalty Board Attorney (Vacancy#:VAR002763)

  • Opening Date: June 3, 2024
  • Closing Date: June 24, 2024
  • OPM Control Number: 793948800
  • Vacancy Number: VAR002763
  • LC Organization Unit: Copyright
  • Grade: GS-15
  • Series: 0905
  • Minimum Salary: $163,964.00 per year
  • Maximum Salary: $191,900.00 per year
  • Availability: Open to All
  • Telework Eligibility: Hybrid

This position is located in the Office of the Copyright Royalty Judges, Office Register of Copyrights and Director U.S. Copyright Office.

The Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 revised Section 80I of Title 17 of the United States Code created a new program, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) to adjust rates and terms for the various compulsory license provisions and the statutory obligations of the Copyright Act, to determine the distribution of royalties collected by the Copyright Office under these licenses, and to make determinations regarding the status of a digital audio recording device or a digital audio interface device under the provisions of Section 1010 of the Copyright Act.

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) also assigned to the CRB responsibility to review and approve the operating budget for the Mechanical Licensing Collective created by the MMA. The CRB also monitors and publishes cost-of-living adjustments to certain royalty rates and engages in rulemaking, as required to perform its duties.

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