U.S. Copyright Office

April 10, 2000
Issue 87
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Federal Register

Copyright Office Announces Initiation of 180-Day Arbitration Period for Distribution of 1995-1998 DART Royalties in Musical Works Fund (65 FR 19025)

The Copyright Office of the Library of Congress is formally announcing the existence of controversies in the distribution of digital audio recording technology (DART) royalties in the Musical Works Fund for the years 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998, and is initiating an arbitration proceeding under chapter 8 of title 17 of the United States Code to resolve distribution of these funds. The arbitration proceeding commences on April 10, 2000, and runs for a period of 180 days. The arbitrators will file their written report with the Librarian of Congress by Oct. 10, 2000, in accordance with section 251.53 of 37 CFR.

The Librarian has already selected John B. Farmakides and Harold E. Himmelman to serve on the panel which will determine the distribution of the 1995-98 DART royalty fees. In accordance with the regulatory framework for choosing the panel, these two will choose the third panelist. This individual will serve as the chairperson for the panel.

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