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New USCO Deadline for Initial Determination in Web V Webcaster Rate Setting Proceeding
June 14, 2021 All day
At the request of the Copyright Royalty Board, the U.S. Copyright Office announced that it is extending the deadline for the Board’s initial determination in the Web V webcaster rate setting proceeding by up to an additional 60 days. According to the announcement, “the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the Register of Copyrights to temporarily adjust statutory deadlines for copyright owners and other affected parties if she determines that a national emergency declared by the President is generally disrupting the normal operation of the copyright system.” On June 30, 2020, the Board requested that the deadline in the Web V proceeding be extended “in light of a delay in the hearing date resulting from the closure of Library of Congress buildings to the public.” In response to the request, the Acting Register extended the deadline “for issuance of an initial determination” from December 16, 2020 to April 15, 2021. Following the initial extension, the Board then requested additional time due to “unanticipated COVID-related impacts, including that the delayed hearing ultimately commenced later than expected.” The Register has now extended the deadline to June 14, 2021. Additional information is available here.