Suggested Format  

Suggested Format for Initial Notice of Digital Transmission
 of Sound Recordings under Statutory License

Section 114 of the Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, Section 114, provides for a statutory license that permits certain digital transmission services to perform sound recording publicly by means of digital audio transmissions. To be eligible to take advantage of this compulsory license, a digital transmission service must, among other things, file an Initial Notice of Digital Transmission of Sound Recordings under Statutory License with the Licensing Division of the Copyright Office. Regulations governing the Initial Notice may be found at 37 C.F.R. § 201.35.

Services filing the Initial Notice are encouraged to use the Office’s suggested format.

The authority for requesting the information sought in the suggested format for Initial Notices of Digital Transmission of Sound Recordings under Statutory License is 17 U.S.C. § 114 and 37 C.F.R. § 201.35. Furnishing the information is mandatory for all persons wishing to exercise the right to make digital transmissions of sound recordings pursuant to the statutory license set forth in 17 U.S.C. § 114. The principal use of the requested information is to identify a Service making digital transmissions of sound recordings under this statutory license. The information provided in the notices, and the notices themselves, will be available for public inspection and copying in the Copyright Office and will be posted on the Copyright Office’s website.

Initial Notice of Digital Transmission of Sound Recordings under Statutory License - PDF


The Library of Congress

21-Apr-2002