U.S. Copyright Office

September 20, 2000
Issue 102
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Federal Register

Office Requests Notices of Intention to Participate in Possible CARP and Comments on Motion for Partial Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds (65 FR 56941)

On September 15, 2000, representatives of the Phase I claimant categories to which royalties have been allocated in prior satellite distribution proceedings filed a motion with the Copyright Office for a partial distribution of 75 percent of the 1996-1998 satellite royalty funds. The Office will consider this motion after all interested parties have been identified by filing the Notices of Intention to Participate requested and have had an opportunity to file responses to the motion.

The Copyright Office directs all claimants to satellite royalty fees collected under the section 119 statutory license in 1996, 1997, and 1998 to submit comments as to whether a Phase I or Phase II controversy exists as to the distribution of those funds. In addition, the Office requests that claimants file a Notice of Intention to Participate in a possible Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) to distribute those funds. Comments and Notices of Intention to Participate are due by October 10. This date is 20 days from publication of this notice in the Federal Register instead of the usual 30 days because the motion for partial distribution seeks a distribution by October 31.

The motion of Phase I Claimants for Partial Distribution is available for copying in the Office of the General Counsel and may be found on the Copyright Office Website at http://www.copyright.gov/carp/satellitepetition.pdf


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