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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

NATIONAL LEGISLATION - USA

Copyright Laws and Regulations

Regulations: Title 37, Chapters I (Subchapter C) and II, Code of Federal
Regulations


TITLE 37, CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, AND COPYRIGHTS

CHAPTER I

SUBCHAPTER C – PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MASK WORKS

Part 150.1     Definitions.
Part 150.2   Initiation of evaluation.
Part 150.3   Submission of requests.
Part 150.4   Evaluation.
Part 150.5   Duration of proclamation.
Part 150.6   Mailing address.

CHAPTER II – COPYRIGHT OFFICE, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

SUBCHAPTER A – COPYRIGHT ARBITRATION ROYALTY PANEL

Part 201

   

General provisions.

37 C.F.R. § 201.1   Communications with the Copyright Office.
37 C.F.R. § 201.2   Information given by the Copyright Office.
37 C.F.R. § 201.3   [Reserved]
37 C.F.R. § 201.4   Recordation of transfers and certain other documents.
37 C.F.R. § 201.5   Corrections and amplifications of copyright registrations; applications for supplementary registration.
37 C.F.R. § 201.6   Payment and refund of Copyright Office fees.
37 C.F.R. § 201.7   Cancellation of completed registrations.
37 C.F.R. § 201.8   [Reserved]
37 C.F.R. § 201.9   Recordation of agreements between copyright owners and public broadcasting entities.
37 C.F.R. § 201.10   Notices of termination of transfers and licenses covering extended renewal term.
37 C.F.R. § 201.11   Satellite carrier statements of account covering statutory licenses for secondary transmissions for private home viewing.
37 C.F.R. § 201.12   Recordation of certain contracts by cable systems located outside of the forty-eight contiguous states.
37 C.F.R. § 201.13   Notices of objection to certain noncommercial performances of non-dramatic literary or musical works.
37 C.F.R. § 201.14   Warnings of copyright for use by certain libraries and archives.
37 C.F.R. § 201.15   Voluntary license to permit reproduction of non-dramatic literary works solely for use of the blind and physically handicapped.
37 C.F.R.§ 201.16   [Reserved]
37 C.F.R. § 201.17   Statements of Account covering compulsory licenses for secondary transmissions by cable systems.
37 C.F.R. § 201.18   Notice of intention to obtain a compulsory license for making and distributing phonorecords of non-dramatic musical works.
37 C.F.R. § 201.19   Royalties and statements of account under compulsory license for making and distributing phonorecords of non-dramatic musical works.
37 C.F.R. § 201.20   Methods of affixation and positions of the copyright notice on various types of works.
37 C.F.R. § 201.21   [Reserved]
37 C.F.R. § 201.22   Advance notices of potential infringement of works consisting of sounds, images, or both.
37 C.F.R. § 201.23   Transfer of unpublished copyright deposits to the Library of Congress.
37 C.F.R. § 201.24   Warning of copyright for software lending by nonprofit libraries.
37 C.F.R. § 201.25   Visual Arts Registry.
37 C.F.R. § 201.26   Recordation of documents pertaining to computer shareware and donation of public domain computer software.
37 C.F.R. § 201.27   Initial notice of distribution of digital audio recording devices or media.  
37 C.F.R. § 201.28   Statements of Account for digital audio recording devices or media.
37 C.F.R. § 201.29   Access to, and confidentiality of, Statements of Account, Verification Auditor's Reports, and other verification information filed in the Copyright Office for digital audio recording devices or media.
37 C.F.R. § 201.30   Verification of Statements of Account.
37 C.F.R. § 201.31   Procedures for copyright restoration in the United States for certain motion pictures and their contents in accordance with the North American Free Trade Agreement.
37 C.F.R. § 201.32   Fees for Copyright Office special services.
37 C.F.R. § 201.33   Procedures for filing Notices of Intent to Enforce a restored copyright under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
37 C.F.R. § 201.34   Procedures for filing Correction Notices of Intent to Enforce a Copyright Restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
37 C.F.R. § 201.35   Initial Notice of Digital Transmission of Sound Recordings under Statutory License.
37 C.F.R. § 201.36   Reports of Use of Sound Recordings under Statutory License.
37 C.F.R. § 201.37   Designated Collection and Distribution Organizations for Records of Use of Sound Recordings under Statutory License.

Part 202

 

Registrations of Claims to Copyright.

37 C.F.R. § 202.1   Material not subject to copyright.
37 C.F.R. § 202.2   Copyright notice.
37 C.F.R. § 202.3   Registration of copyright.
37 C.F.R. § 202.4   Effective date of registration.
37 C.F.R. §§ 202.5--202.9   [Reserved]
37 C.F.R. § 202.10   Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works.
37 C.F.R. § 202.11   Architectural works.
37 C.F.R. § 202.12   Restored copyrights.
37 C.F.R. §§ 202.13--202.16   [Reserved]
37 C.F.R. § 202.17   Renewals.
37 C.F.R. § 202.18   [Reserved]
37 C.F.R. § 202.19   Deposit of published copies or phonorecords for the Library of Congress.
37 C.F.R.§ 202.20   Deposit of copies and phonorecords for copyright registration.
37 C.F.R.§ 202.21   Deposit of identifying material instead of copies.
37 C.F.R. § 202.22   Acquisition and deposit of unpublished television transmission programs.
37 C.F.R. § 202.23   Full term retention of copyright deposits.
37 C.F.R. Appendix A to Part 202   Technical Guidelines Regarding Sound Physical Condition
37 C.F.R. Appendix B to Part 202   “Best Edition" of Published Copyrighted Works for the Collections of the Library of Congress
Part 203   Freedom of Information Act: Policies and Procedures.
37 C.F.R. § 203.1   General.
37 C.F.R. § 203.2   Authority and functions.
37 C.F.R. § 203.3   Organization.
37 C.F.R. § 203.4   Methods of operation.
37 C.F.R. § 203.5   Inspection and copying.
37 C.F.R. § 203.6   Schedule of fees and methods of payment for services rendered.
Part 204  

Privacy Act: Policies and Procedures.

37 C.F.R. § 204.1   Purposes and scope.
37 C.F.R. § 204.2   Definitions.
37 C.F.R. § 204.3   General policy.
37 C.F.R. § 204.4   Procedure for notification of the existence of records pertaining to individuals.
37 C.F.R. § 204.5   Procedures for requesting access to records.
37 C.F.R. § 204.6   Fees.
37 C.F.R. § 204.7   Request for correction or amendment of records.
37 C.F.R. § 204.8   Appeal of refusal to correct or amend an individual's record.
37 C.F.R. § 204.9   Judicial review.

Part 211

 

Mask Work Protection.

37 C.F.R. § 211.1   General provisions.
37 C.F.R. § 211.2   Recordation of documents pertaining to mask works.
37 C.F.R. § 211.3   Mask work fees.
37 C.F.R. § 211.4   Registration of claims of protection in mask works.
37 C.F.R. § 211.5   Deposit of identifying material.
37 C.F.R. § 211.6   Methods of affixation and placement of mask work notice.

SUBCHAPTER B – COPYRIGHT ARBITRATION ROYALTY PANEL RULES AND PROCEDURES.

Part 251   Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Rules of Procedure.
37 C.F.R. § 251.1   Official addresses.
37 C.F.R. § 251.2   Purpose of Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels.
37 C.F.R. § 251.3   Arbitrator lists.
37 C.F.R. § 251.4   Arbitrator lists: Objections.
37 C.F.R. § 251.5   Qualifications of the arbitrators.
37 C.F.R. § 251.6   Composition and selection of Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels.
37 C.F.R. § 251.7   Actions of Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels.
37 C.F.R. § 251.8   Suspension of proceedings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.11   Open meetings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.12   Conduct of open meetings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.13   Closed meetings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.14   Procedure for closed meetings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.15   Transcripts of closed meetings. 
37 C.F.R. § 251.16   Requests to open or close meetings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.21   Public records.
37 C.F.R. § 251.22   Public access.
37 C.F.R. § 251.23   FOIA and Privacy Act.
37 C.F.R. § 251.30   Basic obligations of arbitrators.
37 C.F.R. § 251.31   Financial interests.
37 C.F.R. § 251.32   Financial disclosure statement.
37 C.F.R. § 251.33   Ex parte communications.
37 C.F.R. § 251.34   Gifts and other things of monetary value.
37 C.F.R. § 251.35   Outside employment and other activities.
37 C.F.R. § 251.36   Pre-arbitration and post-arbitration employment restrictions.
37 C.F.R. § 251.37   Use of nonpublic information.
37 C.F.R. § 251.38   Billing and commitment to standards.
37 C.F.R. § 251.39   Remedies.  
37 C.F.R. § 251.40   Scope.
37 C.F.R. § 251.41   Formal hearings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.42   Suspension or waiver of rules.
37 C.F.R. § 251.43   Written cases.  
37 C.F.R. § 251.44   Filing and service of written cases and pleadings. 
37 C.F.R. § 251.45   Discovery and prehearing motions.
37 C.F.R. § 251.46   Conduct of hearings: Role of arbitrators.
37 C.F.R. § 251.47   Conduct of hearings: Witnesses and counsel.
37 C.F.R. § 251.48   Rules of evidence.  
37 C.F.R. § 251.49   Transcript and record. 
37 C.F.R. § 251.50   Rulings and orders.
37 C.F.R. § 251.51   Closing the record.
37 C.F.R. § 251.52    Proposed findings and conclusions.
37 C.F.R. § 251.53   Report to the Librarian of Congress.
37 C.F.R. § 251.54   Assessment of costs of arbitration panels.
37 C.F.R. § 251.55    Post-panel motions.
37 C.F.R. § 251.56   Order of the Librarian of Congress.
37 C.F.R. § 251.57   Effective date of order.
37 C.F.R. § 251.58   Judicial review.
37 C.F.R. § 251.60   Scope.
37 C.F.R. § 251.61   Commencement of adjustment proceedings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.62   Content of petition. 
37 C.F.R. § 251.63   Consideration of petition; settlements.
37 C.F.R. § 251.64   Disposition of petition; initiation of arbitration proceeding. 
37 C.F.R. § 251.65   Deduction of costs of rate adjustment proceedings. 
37 C.F.R. § 251.70   Scope.  
37 C.F.R. § 251.71   Commencement of proceedings.
37 C.F.R. § 251.72   Declaration of controversy: Initiation of arbitration proceeding.  
37 C.F.R. § 251.73   Deduction of costs of distribution proceedings. 
Part 252   Filing Claims to Cable Royalty Fees.
37 C.F.R. § 252.1   Scope.
37 C.F.R. § 252.2   Time of filing.
37 C.F.R. § 252.3   Content of claims.  
37 C.F.R. § 252.4   Compliance with statutory dates. 
37 C.F.R. § 252.5   Copies of claims.
Part 253   Use of Certain Copyrighted Works in Connection with Noncommercial Educational Broadcasting.
37 C.F.R. § 253.1   General.  
37 C.F.R. § 253.2   Definition of public broadcasting entity.
37 C.F.R. § 253.3   [Reserved]
37 C.F.R. § 253.4   Performance of musical compositions by PBS, NPR and other public broadcasting entities engaged in the activities set forth in 17 U.S.C. 118(d).
37 C.F.R. § 253.5   Performance of musical compositions by public broadcasting entities licensed to colleges or universities.
37 C.F.R. § 253.6   Performance of musical compositions by other public broadcasting entities. 
37 C.F.R. § 253.7   Recording rights, rates and terms.
37 C.F.R. § 253.8     Terms and rates of royalty payments for the use of published pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works.  
37 C.F.R. § 253.9   Unknown copyright owners. 
37 C.F.R. § 253.10   Cost of living adjustment.
37 C.F.R. § 253.11   Notice of restrictions on use of reproductions of transmission programs. 
Part 254   Adjustment of Royalty rate for Coin-Operated Phonorecord Players.
37 C.F.R. § 254.1   General.
37 C.F.R. § 254.2   Definition of coin-operated phonorecord player.
37 C.F.R. § 254.3   Compulsory license fees for coin-operated phonorecord players.  
Part 255   Adjustment of Royalty Payable Under Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords.
37 C.F.R. § 255.1   General.
37 C.F.R. § 255.2   Royalty payable under compulsory license.
37 C.F.R. § 255.3   Adjustment of Royalty Rate.
37 C.F.R. § 255.4 Definition of digital phonorecord delivery. 
37 C.F.R. § 255.5 Royalty rate for digital phonorecord deliveries.
Part 256 Adjustment of Royalty Fee for Cable Compulsory License.
37 C.F.R. § 256.1   General.  
37 C.F.R. § 256.2 Royalty fee for compulsory license for secondary transmission by cable systems. 
Part 257 Filing of Claims to Satellite Carrier Royalty Fees.
37 C.F.R. § 257.1 General.
37 C.F.R. § 257.2   Time of filing. 
37 C.F.R. § 257.3   Content of claims.
37 C.F.R. § 257.4   Compliance with statutory dates.
37 C.F.R. § 257.5   Copies of claims.  
37 C.F.R. § 257.6   Separate claims required. 
Part 258   Adjustment of Royalty Fee for Secondary Transmissions by Satellite Carriers.
37 C.F.R. § 258.1   General.
37 C.F.R. § 258.2   Definition of syndex-proof signal.  
37 C.F.R. § 258.3   Royalty fee for secondary transmission of broadcast stations by satellite carriers. 
Part 259   Filing of Claims to Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media Royalty Payments.
37 C.F.R. § 259.1   General.  
37 C.F.R. § 259.2   Time of filing.  
37 C.F.R. § 259.3   Content of claims. 
37 C.F.R. § 259.4   Compliance with statutory dates.
37 C.F.R. § 259.5   Compliance with statutory dates. 
37 C.F.R. § 259.6   Copies of claims. 
Part 260   Use of sound recordings in a Digital Performance.
37 C.F.R. § 260.1   General. 
37 C.F.R. § 260.2   Royalty fees for the digital performance of sound recordings.  
37 C.F.R. § 260.3   Terms for making payment of royalty fees.
37 C.F.R. § 260.4   Confidential information and statements of account.
37 C.F.R. § 260.5   Verification of statements of account. 
37 C.F.R. § 260.6   Verification of royalty payments.
37 C.F.R. § 260.7   Unknown copyright owners.