37 CFR 386.2 - Royalty fee for secondary transmission by satellite carriers.

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§ 386.2 Royalty fee for secondary transmission by satellite carriers.

(a) General.

(1) For purposes of this section, Per subscriber per month shall mean for each subscriber subscribing to the station in question (or to a package including such station) on the last day of a given month.

(2) In the case of a station engaged in digital multicasting, the rates set forth in paragraph (b) of this section shall apply to each digital stream that a satellite carrier or distributor retransmits pursuant to 17 U.S.C. 119, provided however that no additional royalty shall be paid for the carriage of any material related to the programming on such stream.

(b) Rates -

(1) Private home viewing. The rates applicable to Satellite Carriers' carriage of each broadcast signal for private home viewing shall be as follows:

(i) 2010: 25 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 2010);

(ii) 2011: 25 cents per subscriber per month;

(iii) 2012: 26 cents per subscriber per month;

(iv) 2013: 27 cents per subscriber per month;

(v) 2014: 27 cents per subscriber per month.

(vi) 2015: 27 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 2015). 1

1 This is the 2014 rate adjusted for the amount of inflation as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers All Items from October 2013 to October 2014.

(vii) 2016: 27 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 2016). 3

3 This is the 2015 rate adjusted for the amount of inflation as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers All Items from October 2014 to October 2015.

(2) Viewing in commercial establishments. The rates applicable to Satellite Carriers' carriage of each broadcast signal for viewing in commercial establishments shall be as follows:

(i) 2010: 50 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 2010);

(ii) 2011: 51 cents per subscriber per month;

(iii) 2012: 53 cents per subscriber per month;

(iv) 2013: 54 cents per subscriber per month;

(v) 2014: 55 cents per subscriber per month.

(vi) 2015: 56 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 2015). 2

2 This is the 2014 rate adjusted for the amount of inflation as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers All Items from October 2013 to October 2014.

(vii) 2016: 56 cents per subscriber per month (for each month of 2016). 4

4 This is the 2015 rate adjusted for the amount of inflation as measured by the change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers All Items from October 2014 to October 2015.

[75 FR 53198, Aug. 31, 2010, as amended at 75 FR 75624, Dec. 6, 2010; 76 FR 74704, Dec. 1, 2011; 77 FR 70374, Nov. 26, 2012; 78 FR 71502, Nov. 29, 2013; 80 FR 22418, Apr. 22, 2015; 80 FR 73119, Nov. 24, 2015]

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United States Code

Title 37 published on 2014-07-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 37 CFR Part 386 after this date.

  • 2015-11-24; vol. 80 # 226 - Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    1. 80 FR 73118 - Cost of Living Adjustment to Satellite Carrier Compulsory License Royalty Rates
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      LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Copyright Royalty Board
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: January 1, 2016. Applicability Dates: These rates are applicable to the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
      37 CFR Part 386