Friday, October 13, 2006

President Signs Copyright Royalty Judges Program Technical Corrections Act

President Signs H.R. 1036, the Copyright Royalty Judges Program Technical Corrections Act

On October 6, 2006, the President signed into law the Copyright Royalty Judges Program Technical Corrections Act (P.L. 109-303). Among other provisions, the Act provides:
    that the Copyright Royalty Judges are subject to the Administrative Procedure Act;
  • that they must consider certain Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel determinations and interpretations among precedents;

  • that they allow certain petitioners to participate in a proceeding without a filing fee;

  • that they may make a partial distribution of cable and satellite royalty fees after the filing of claims for distribution of such fees; and

  • that they may issue an amendment to a written determination concerning technical and clerical errors and to modify terms under certain conditions.

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