Recordation of agreements between copyright owners and public broadcasting entities.
License agreements voluntarily negotiated between one or more owners of copyright in published nondramatic musical works and published pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, and one or more public broadcasting entities, and terms and rates of royalty payments agreed to among owners of copyright in nondramatic literary works and public broadcasting entities will be filed in the Copyright Office, Licensing Division by recordation upon payment of the fee prescribed by § 201.3. The document submitted for recordation shall meet the following requirements:
It shall be an original instrument of agreement; or it shall be a legible photocopy or other full-size facsimile reproduction of an original, accompanied by a certification signed by at least one of the parties to the agreement, or an authorized representative of that party, that the reproduction is a true copy;
It shall bear the signatures of all persons identified as parties to the agreement, or of their authorized agents or representatives;
It shall be complete on its face, and shall include any schedules, appendixes, or other attachments referred to in the instrument as being part of it; and
It shall be clearly identified, in its body or a covering transmittal letter, as being submitted for recordation under 17 U.S.C. 118.
The fee for recordation of a voluntary license agreement under this section is the basic recordation fee as prescribed in § 201.3(c).
The date of recordation is the date when all of the elements required for recordation, including the prescribed fee, have been received in the Copyright Office. A document is filed in the Copyright Office, and a filing in the Copyright Office takes place on the date of recordation. After recordation the document is returned to the sender with a certificate of record.
17 U.S.C. 207 and 17
U.S.C. 118, 702, 708(11), as amended by Pub. L. 94-553)
[42 FR 16777, Mar. 30, 1977, as amended at 46 FR 33249, June 29, 1981; 56 FR 59885, Nov. 26, 1991; 64 FR 29521, June 1, 1999]