Webcasting Notice: Initial Comments
Library of Congress Copyright Office
Webcasting Notice: Initial Comments

Notice and Recordkeeping
for Use of Sound Recordings Under Statutory License
Initial Comments

On February 7, 2002, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a notice of a proposed rulemaking on the requirements for giving sound recording copyright owners reasonable notice of the use of their works in connection with the section 114 statutory license for certain digital transmissions of public performances of sound recordings, and on the requirements for how records of such use will be kept and made available to copyright owners.

Interested parties submitted comments on the rulemaking by April 5. Reply comments were due April 26. For more details, please see Federal Register notice 67 FR 5761.

Read more information about webcasting notice and recordkeeping: background, public roundtable, and interim regulations.

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Initial Comments



1 Philip Gladstone
2 Herbert W. Robinson


Arthur R. Marriott


Michael P. Jackson


Joshua S. Wattles


Websound, Inc.


Maynard R. Johnson


Carl Bruce

9 Inetprogramming Incorporated
10 Joel B. Easton, COO: CPI Interactive, Virtual Radio
11 WSMI-FM Radio Station Talley Broadcasting Corporation
12 WSMI-AM Radio Station Talley Broadcasting Corporation
13 David Halford
14 Andante Corp.
15 Mayflower Hill Broadcasting Corporation
16 Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc.
17 National Federation of Community Broadcasters
18 Ultimate-80s /Discombobulated, LLC
19 Future of Music Coalition  
20 Digital Media Association
21 College and University Broadcasting Stations KXUL, KALX, KDVS, KUCI, KUCR, KCSB, KZSC, KFJC, KSPC, KZSU, KTRU, WFNP, and WSBF
22 Music Choice
23 Beethoven.com
24 College Radio Station WOBC
25 Royal Programs, Inc.
26 Electronic Frontier Foundation; Fresno Free College Foundation KFCF 88.1 FM; Electronic Privacy Information Center; and KPFA Radio Lohmann
27 Adventist Radio Broadcasters Association
28 American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada, & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
29 Sirius Satellite Radio, Inc. & XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
30 Recording Industry Association of America, Inc.

Bonneville International Corporation; Clear Channel Communications, Inc.;Cox Radio, Inc.; National Association of Broadcasters; National Religious Broadcasters Music License Committee; Salem Communications Corp.; and Susquehanna Radio Corp.

32 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System, Inc
33 Harvard Radio Broadcasting Co., Inc.
34 Dennis J. Kucinich, Member of Congress
35 Patsy T. Mink, Member of Congress
36 Radio Valve  
37 Carl Moore
38 Royalty Logic, Inc.
39 3WK
* The Office also received 25 comments stating that the commentator was opposed to royalty rates proposed in another proceeding. These comments all follow the same model. A representative example of these letters is presented here .

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