Copyright Royalty Judges Announce Satellite Royalty Negotiation Period

The Copyright Royalty Judges announced the voluntary negotiation period for determining royalty fees to be paid by satellite carriers under the satellite carrier compulsory license. The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, signed into law on May 27, 2010, reauthorizes the satellite license until December 31, 2014. In addition, it requires adjustment of the current rates paid by satellite carriers for the secondary transmission of the primary transmission of network and non-network stations. The voluntary negotiation period commences June 7, 2010, and concludes June 17, 2010.