Copyright Royalty Judges Propose Rule Changes Governing Cable & Satellite Claims

On March 23, 2017, the Copyright Royalty Judges announced that they anticipate that a new electronic filing and case management system will be available for use by claims filers, participants in proceedings before the judges, and other members of the public having business with the board by summer 2017. The judges intend to make use of the system mandatory for attorneys representing participants in proceedings after a transition period. The judges propose to amend the claims filing regulations to accommodate electronic filing of claims. In addition, the judges propose to consolidate nearly identical regulations for cable and satellite claims and to make other amendments to the claims regulation to remove outdated references and enhance readability. Comments are due April 17, 2017. For details click here.