Librarian of Congress Rejects CARP Webcasting Rates and Terms

May 28, 2002

Washington - May 21, 2002 - The Librarian of Congress has rejected the determination of the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) recommending rates and terms for the statutory license for eligible nonsubscription services to perform sound recordings publicly by means of digital audio transmissions ("webcasting") under 17 U.S.C. §114 and to make ephemeral recordings of sound recordings for use under the statutory license set forth in 17 U.S.C. §112. The Librarian's final determination on rates and terms will be due on June 20, 2002.

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