Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds

CourtCopyright Royalty Board,Library Of Congress
Citation86 FR 50909
Publication Date13 Sep 2021
Record Number2021-19696
50909
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 174 / Monday, September 13, 2021 / Notices
or other for-profits and not-for-profit
institutions.
Total Estimated Number of
Respondents: 1,413,420.
Total Estimated Number of
Responses: 1,413,420.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden:
3,046,961 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs
Burden: $3,994,517.
Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
Dated: September 3, 2021.
Mara Blumenthal,
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2021–19634 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510–29–P
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of Workers’ Compensation
Programs
Proposed Extension of Existing
Collection; Comment Request
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The Department of Labor, as
part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent burden,
conducts a pre-clearance consultation
program to provide the general public
and Federal agencies with an
opportunity to comment on proposed
and/or continuing collections of
information in accordance with the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995
(PRA95). This program helps to ensure
that requested data can be provided in
the desired format, reporting burden
(time and financial resources) is
minimized, collection instruments are
clearly understood, and the impact of
collection requirements on respondents
can be properly assessed. Currently, the
Office of Workers’ Compensation
Programs is soliciting comments
concerning the proposed collection:
Authorization for Release of Medical
Information (CM–936). A copy of the
proposed information collection request
can be obtained by contacting the office
listed below in the addresses section of
this Notice.
DATES
: Written comments must be
submitted to the office listed in the
addresses section below on or before
November 12, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
by mail, delivery service, or by hand to
Ms. Anjanette Suggs, U.S. Department of
Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room
S–3323, Washington, DC 20210; by fax
(202) 354–9660; or by Email to
Suggs.Anjanette@dol.gov. Please use
only one method of transmission for
comments (mail/delivery, fax, or Email).
Please note that comments submitted
after the comment period will not be
considered.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Background
The Black Lung Benefits Act, as
amended, 30 U.S.C. 901 et seq., and 20
CFR 725.405 require that all relevant
medical evidence be considered before
a decision can be made regarding a
claimant’s eligibility for benefits. By
signing the CM–936 form, the claimant
authorizes physicians, hospitals,
medical facilities or organizations, and
the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health to release medical
information about the miner to the
Department of Labor’s Office of
Workers’ Compensation Programs. The
form contains information required by
medical institutions and private
physicians to enable them to release
pertinent medical information. This
information collection is currently
approved for use through February 28,
2022.
II. Review Focus
The Department of Labor is
particularly interested in comments
which:
* Evaluate whether the proposed
collection of information is necessary
for the proper performance of the
functions of the agency, including
whether the information will have
practical utility;
* evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s
estimate of the burden of the proposed
collection of information, including the
validity of the methodology and
assumptions used;
* enhance the quality, utility and
clarity of the information to be
collected; and
* minimize the burden of the
collection of information on those who
are to respond, including through the
use of appropriate automated,
electronic, mechanical, or other
technological collection techniques or
other forms of information technology,
e.g., permitting electronic submissions
of responses.
III. Current Actions
The Department of Labor seeks
approval for the extension of this
currently-approved information
collection in order to obtain claimant
consent for the release of medical
information for consideration by the
Office of Workers’ Compensation
Programs in their claim for benefits.
Failure to gather this information would
inhibit the adjudication of black lung
claims because pertinent medical data
would not be available for consideration
during the processing of the claim.
Agency: Office of Workers’
Compensation Programs.
Type of Review: Renewal.
Title: Authorization for Release of
Medical Information.
OMB Number: 1240–0034.
Agency Number: CM–936.
Affected Public: Individuals or
households.
Total Respondents: 5,000.
Total Annual Responses: 5,000.
Average Time per Response: 5
minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 417
hours.
Frequency: On occasion.
Total Burden Cost (capital/startup):
$0.
Total Burden Cost (operating/
maintenance): $5,300.00.
Comments submitted in response to
this notice will be summarized and/or
included in the request for Office of
Management and Budget approval of the
information collection request; they will
also become a matter of public record.
Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Workers’
Compensation Programs, U.S. Department of
Labor.
[FR Doc. 2021–19619 Filed 9–10–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510–CK–P
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Copyright Royalty Board
[Docket No. CONSOLIDATED 16–CRB–
0009–CD (2014–17)]
Distribution of Cable Royalty Funds
AGENCY
: Copyright Royalty Board,
Library of Congress.
ACTION
: Notice requesting comments.
SUMMARY
: The Copyright Royalty Judges
solicit comments on a motion of
Multigroup Claimants for partial
distribution of 2015–2017 cable royalty
funds.
DATES
: Comments are due on or before
October 13, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Interested claimants must
submit timely comments using eCRB,
the Copyright Royalty Board’s online
electronic filing application, at https://
app.crb.gov/.
Instructions: All submissions must
include a reference to the CRB and
docket number CONSOLIDATED 16–
CRB–0009–CD (2014–17). All
submissions will be posted without
change to eCRB at https://app.crb.gov/
including any personal information
provided.
Docket: For access to the docket to
read submitted documents, go to eCRB,
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1
The Motion can be found at https://app.crb.gov/
document/download/25502.
2
According to MGC, applying its formula to the
cable royalties collected for 2015, 2016, and 2017,
yields $1,786,172 (for 2015), $1,685,172 (for 2016),
and $1,678,223 (for 2017). MGC requests 50% of
these amounts. Motion at 5.
3
The Opposition can be found at https://
app.crb.gov/document/download/25571.
4
The Reply can be found at https://app.crb.gov/
document/download/25602.
5
The Judges deem the SDC’s Opposition and
MGC’s Reply to constitute timely comments and
will consider them, together with any other
comments they receive during the comment period,
in determining whether any reasonable objection
exists that would preclude the requested
distribution to MGC.
the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic
filing and case management system, at
https://app.crb.gov/ and search for
docket number CONSOLIDATED 16–
CRB–0009–CD (2014–17).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, 202–
707–7658, crb@loc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Each year
cable systems must submit royalty
payments to the Register of Copyrights
as required by the statutory license set
forth in sec. 111 of the Copyright Act for
the retransmission to cable subscribers
of over-the-air television and radio
broadcast signals. See 17 U.S.C. 111(d).
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges)
oversee distribution of royalties to
copyright owners whose works were
included in a qualifying transmission
and who timely filed a claim for
royalties.
Allocation of the royalties collected
occurs in one of two ways. In the first
instance, the Judges may authorize
distribution in accordance with a
negotiated settlement among all
claiming parties. 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(4)(A).
If all claimants do not reach agreement
with respect to the royalties, the Judges
must conduct a proceeding to determine
the distribution of any royalties that
remain in controversy. 17 U.S.C.
111(d)(4)(B). Alternatively, the Judges
may, on motion of claimants and on
notice to all interested parties, authorize
a partial distribution of royalties,
reserving on deposit sufficient funds to
resolve identified disputes. 17 U.S.C.
111(d)(4)(C), 801(b)(3)(C).
On July 23, 2021, Worldwide Subsidy
Group LLC dba Multigroup Claimants
(MGC) filed with the Judges a motion
requesting partial distributions in the
amount of $893,086 from the 2015 cable
royalty fund, $842,586 from the 2016
cable royalty fund, and $839,111 from
the 2017 cable royalty fund, pursuant to
sec. 801(b)(3)(C) of the Copyright Act.
17 U.S.C. 801(b)(3)(C). Motion at 5.
1
MGC represents that the partial
distribution amounts it requests are
based on a formula that MGC developed
that takes into consideration the amount
of cable funds that have been collected
for 2015, 2016, and 2017 and applying
a ‘‘blended percentage of the aggregate
cable funds attributable to 2010–2013
attributable to MGC’s devotional
programming claims.’’ Motion at 4–5.
2
The Settling Devotional Claimants
(SDC) opposed the Motion as well as a
separate motion that MGC filed in the
companion satellite docket. Settling
Devotional Claimants’ Opposition to
Multigroup Claimants’ Motion for
Partial Distribution of 2015–2017 Cable
and Satellite Royalty Funds
(Opposition).
3
MGC filed a Reply in
support of its Motion. See Multigroup
Claimants’ Reply in Support of Motion
for Partial Distribution of 2015–2017
Cable Royalties (Aug. 13, 2021).
4
Prior to ruling on a motion for partial
distribution filed under § 801(b)(3)(C) of
the Copyright Act, the Judges must
publish a notice in the Federal Register
to determine whether any interested
claimant entitled to receive such royalty
fees has a reasonable objection to the
partial distribution. Accordingly, this
Notice seeks comments from interested
claimants on whether any reasonable
objection exists that would preclude the
distribution to MGC of the requested
amounts from the 2015–2017 cable
royalty funds. As the Judges have
commenced a distribution proceeding
concerning 2014–2017 cable royalties,
only claimants that have filed petitions
to participate in the proceeding (or are
included in a petition to participate
filed on their behalf) are ‘‘interested
claimants’’ for purposes of this Notice.
Interested claimants objecting to the
partial distribution must advise the
Judges of the existence and extent of all
objections by the end of the comment
period. The Judges will not consider any
objections with respect to the partial
distribution motion that come to their
attention after the close of the comment
period.
5
Dated: September 8, 2021.
Jesse M. Feder,
Chief Copyright Royalty Judge.
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BILLING CODE 1410–72–P
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Copyright Royalty Board
[Docket No. CONSOLIDATED 16–CRB–
0010–SD (2014–17)]
Distribution of Satellite Royalty Funds
AGENCY
: Copyright Royalty Board,
Library of Congress.
ACTION
: Notice requesting comments.
SUMMARY
: The Copyright Royalty Judges
solicit comments on a motion of
Multigroup Claimants for partial
distribution of 2015–2017 satellite
royalty funds.
DATES
: Comments are due on or before
October 13, 2021.
ADDRESSES
: Interested claimants must
submit timely comments using eCRB,
the Copyright Royalty Board’s online
electronic filing application, at https://
app.crb.gov/.
Instructions: All submissions must
include a reference to the CRB and
docket number CONSOLIDATED 16–
CRB–0010–SD (2014–17). All
submissions will be posted without
change to eCRB at https://app.crb.gov/
including any personal information
provided.
Docket: For access to the docket to
read submitted documents, go to eCRB,
the Copyright Royalty Board’s electronic
filing and case management system, at
https://app.crb.gov/ and search for
docket number CONSOLIDATED 16–
CRB–0010–SD (2014–17).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Anita Blaine, Program Specialist, 202–
707–7658, crb@loc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Each year
satellite systems must submit royalty
payments to the Register of Copyrights
as required by the statutory license set
forth in section 119 of the Copyright Act
for the retransmission to satellite
subscribers of over-the-air television
broadcast signals. See 17 U.S.C. 119(b).
The Copyright Royalty Judges (Judges)
oversee distribution of royalties to
copyright owners whose works were
included in a qualifying transmission
and who timely filed a claim for
royalties.
Allocation of the royalties collected
occurs in one of two ways. In the first
instance, the Judges may authorize
distribution in accordance with a
negotiated settlement among all
claiming parties. 17 U.S.C. 119(b)(5)(A),
801(b)(3)(A). If all claimants do not
reach an agreement with respect to the
royalties, the Judges must conduct a
proceeding to determine the distribution
of any royalties that remain in
controversy. 17 U.S.C. 119(b)(5)(B),
801(b)(3)(B). Alternatively, the Judges
may, on motion of claimants and on
notice to all interested parties, authorize
a partial distribution of royalties,
reserving on deposit sufficient funds to
resolve identified disputes. 17 U.S.C.
119(b)(5)(C), 801(b)(3)(C).
On July 23, 2021, Worldwide Subsidy
Group LLC dba Multigroup Claimants
(MGC) filed with the Judges a motion
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