Thursday, October 06, 2005

U.S. Copyright Office Publishes Final Regs on Section 111 Royalty Rates

The Copyright Office announced its final regulations on Section 111 statutory license royalty rates. These royalties pertain to cable systems' retransmissions to subscribers via over-the-air broadcast signals. The rates are based on a percentage that is determined by gross receipts of the individual cable system. The regulations are effective for the accounting period beginning July 1, 2005.

Source: Adjustment of Cable Statutory License Royalty Rates, 70 Fed. Reg. 58310 (October 6, 2005) (amending 37 CFR pts. 201 and 256).