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Deadline for Submitting Written Comments to USCO on Termination Rights and MMA Blanket License NPRM

November 25, 2022 All day

On October 25, the U.S. Copyright Office published a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the applicability of the derivative works exception to termination rights under the Copyright Act to the new statutory mechanical blanket license established by the Music Modernization Act (MMA). The Office’s proposed rule aims to clarify the appropriate payee under the blanket license to whom the MLC must distribute royalties in connection with a statutory termination. Written comments are due by November 25 and written reply comments are due by December 27.