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Archived updates for Thursday, September 15, 2005

Comments on 2003 Cable Royalties Due October 13

The Copyright Royalty Board seeks comments on whether any controversy exists that would preclude the distribution of 50 percent of the 2003 cable royalty funds to the Phase I Parties. The Board also seeks comment on the existence and extent of any controversies to the 2003 cable royalty funds, either at Phase I or Phase II, with respectto the 50 percent of those funds that would remain if the partial distribution is granted.

Any party submitting comments on the existence of a Phase II controversy must identify the category or categories in which there is a dispute, and the extent of the controversy or controversies. The due date for comments is October 13, 2005. For further information, go to the Copyright Royalty Board website whih now offers online and printable forms for filing of claims to cable, satellite, and digital audio recording devices and media (DART) royalty fees. Click here for more information.

In other U.S. Copyright Office news, September 16, 2005 is the due date for reply comments on the rules for the delivery and format of records of use of sound recordings under sections 112 and 114.
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