Federal Register: January 9, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 5)
DOCID: FR Doc 06-170
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress
Docket ID: [Docket No. 2006-2 CRB NCBRA]
ACTION: Copyright royalty funds:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice announcing commencement of proceeding with request for Petitions to Participate.
Determination of Reasonable Rates and Terms for Noncommercial Broadcasting
DATES: Petitions to Participate and the filing fee are due no later than February 8, 2006.
The Copyright Royalty Board of the Library of Congress is
announcing the commencement of the proceeding to determine the reasonable rates and terms for use of certain works in
connection with noncommercial broadcasting. 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.
Noncommercial broadcasting; reasonable rates and terms determination,
This Notice is issued pursuant to section 804(b)(6) of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 804(b)(6), which states: ``A petition * * * to initiate proceedings under section 801(b)(1) concerning the determination of reasonable terms and rates of royalty payments as provided in section 118 may be filed in the year 2006 * * *.'' However, since no petition has been filed pursuant to section 804(b)(6), 17 U.S.C. 803(b)(1)(A)(i)(V) requires Copyright Royalty Judges publish a Federal Register notice no later than January 5, 2006, commencing this proceeding.
Petitions To Participate
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 3090607 (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 Judge.
[FR Doc. 06170 Filed 1606; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Abioye E. Oyewole, CRB Program Specialist. Telephone: (202) 7078380. Telefax: (202) 2523423.