[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 27, 2010)]
[Pages 4423-4424]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-1646]



Copyright Royalty Board

[Docket No. 2010-2 CRB SD 2004--2007]

Distribution of the 2004 Through 2007 Satellite Royalty Funds

AGENCY: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Notice soliciting comments on motion of Phase I claimants for 
partial distribution.


SUMMARY: The Copyright Royalty Judges are soliciting comments on a 
motion of Phase I claimants for partial distribution in connection with 
the 2004 through 2007 satellite royalty funds.

DATES: Comments are due on or before February 26, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent electronically to [email protected]. In the 
alternative, send an original, five copies, and an electronic copy on a 
CD either by mail or hand delivery. Please do not use multiple means of 
transmission. Comments may not be delivered by an overnight delivery 
service other than the U.S. Postal Service Express Mail. If by mail 
(including overnight delivery), comments must be addressed to:

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Copyright Royalty Board, P.O. Box 70977, Washington, DC 20024-0977. If 
hand delivered by a private party, comments must be brought to the 
Library of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM-401, 101 
Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20559-6000. If delivered by a 
commercial courier, comments must be delivered to the Congressional 
Courier Acceptance Site located at 2nd and D Street, NE., Washington, 
DC. The envelope must be addressed to: Copyright Royalty Board, Library 
of Congress, James Madison Memorial Building, LM-403, 101 Independence 
Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Strasser, Senior Attorney, or 
Gina Giuffreda, Attorney Advisor, by telephone at (202) 707-7658 or e-
mail at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 27, 2009, representatives of the 
Phase I claimant categories (the ``Phase I Claimants'') \1\ filed with 
the Judges a motion requesting a partial distribution of 50% of the 
2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007 satellite royalty funds pursuant to section 
801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act. That section requires that the 
Judges publish a notice in the Federal Register seeking responses to 
the motion for partial distribution to ascertain whether any claimant 
entitled to receive such fees has a reasonable objection to the 
requested distribution before ruling on the motion. Consequently, by 
today's Notice, the Judges seek comments from interested claimants on 
whether any reasonable objection exists that would preclude the 
distribution of 50% of the 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 satellite royalty 
funds to the Phase I claimants.

    \1\ The ``Phase I Claimants'' are the Program Suppliers, Joint 
Sports Claimants, Broadcaster Claimants Group, Music Claimants 
(American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Broadcast 
Music, Inc., and SESAC, Inc.), and Devotional Claimants.

    The Motion of the Phase I Claimants for Partial Distribution is 
posted on the Copyright Royalty Board Web site at http://www.loc.gov/crb.

    Dated: January 22, 2010.
William J. Roberts,
Copyright Royalty Judge.
[FR Doc. 2010-1646 Filed 1-26-10; 8:45 am]