U.S. Copyright Office
Library of Congress
Section 115 Hearing

September 2008 Hearing

On September 19, 2008, the Copyright Office held a hearing on proposed amendments to its regulations to clarify the scope and application of the Section 115 compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords of a musical work by means of digital phonorecord deliveries. Click here for a Transcript of the Hearing.

The following parties, having filed the required request, testified at the hearing:

The Business Music Coalition, which includes Muzak LLC, DMX, Inc., Ecast Inc., TouchTunes Music Corporation and AMI Entertainment, represented by Lisa Tiver, Senior Vice President Business Affairs, Rights and Licensing for Ecast Inc.

Google, Inc./YouTube LLC, represented by William Patry

Music Reports, Inc., represented by its Senior Vice President of Business Affairs & Business Development, Les Watkins.

The National Music Publishers' Association and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc., represented by Paul Goldstein, Stella W. and Ira. S. Lillick Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Of Counsel, Morrison & Foester LLP and Jacqueline C. Charlesworth, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foester LLP
Click here for written statement submitted by Jacqueline Charlesworth.

The National Association of Broadcasters, represented by Bruce G. Joseph.

The Recording Industry Association of America, represented by Steve Englund.

The Digital Media Association, represented by Jonathan Potter.