[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 134 (Wednesday, July 13, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 41075]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17657]



Copyright Office

37 CFR Part 251

[Docket No. 2011-5]

Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules and Procedures

AGENCY: Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.


SUMMARY: The Copyright Office is making an amendment to its regulations 
by removing Part 251 Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules of 
Procedure. In 2004, Congress replaced the Copyright Arbitration Royalty 
Panels with three Copyright Royalty Judges who operate under separate 

DATES: Effective Date: July 13, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tanya M. Sandros, Deputy General 
Counsel, Copyright GC/I&R, P.O. Box 70400, Southwest Station, 
Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 707-8380. Telefax: (202) 707-

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 30, 2004 the Copyright Royalty 
and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 was signed into law creating the 
Copyright Royalty Judges, Public Law 108-419, 118 Stat. 2341. The Act 
replaced the royalty panels with three Copyright Royalty Judges who 
promulgated separate regulations to govern their proceedings. See 37 
CFR Ch. III. The Act also provided for the retention of the Copyright 
Arbitration Royalty Panels (``CARP'') for the purpose of concluding 
certain open proceedings. For this reason, the Office retained its 
regulations in order to complete the open proceedings and as a 
historical reference for those determinations that had been decided 
under the CARP system and had been appealed. These proceedings, 
however, have all been concluded and there is no longer a need for 
these regulations. Hence, the Office is amending its regulations to 
remove the section that governed the CARP proceedings.

List of Subjects in 37 CFR Part 251

    Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels (CARPs), Copyright General 
Provisions, Copyright Royalty Board, Copyright Royalty Judges.

Final Rule


    Accordingly, under the authority at 17 U.S.C. 702, 37 CFR Chapter 
II, Subchapter B is amended by removing part 251.

    Dated: June 28, 2011.
Maria A. Pallante,
Register of Copyrights.

    Approved by:
James H. Billington,
The Librarian of Congress.
[FR Doc. 2011-17657 Filed 7-12-11; 8:45 am]