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Tribunal to adjust the cable royalty rates to

reflect the repeal of the rules.

3.

On August 18, 1981, the Tribunal published a

Federal Register notice directing interested
parties to submit comments on the NCTA
petition not later than September 24, 1981;
several parties complied.

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by October 1 on the jurisdictional and
procedural questions raised by the MPAA
petition, with reply comments to the comments

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rates.

7.

On October 19, 1981, MPAA filed with the

Tribunal a request for a ruling on the effective date for any adjusted cable royalty

fees.

8.

The announcement that cable royalty fee

adjustment proceedings were to be held was published in the Federal Register on October

21.

9.

On October 26, 1981, the Tribunal published a

Federal Registe

notice requesting comments

on the MPAA proposal not later than November

5, 1981.

10.

Pursuant to the October 21, 1981, notice the

Tribunal received jurisdictional and pro

cedural motions and proposals on January 11,

1982, and reply comments on February 10,

1982.

11.

On March 25, 1982, the Tribunal published a

Federal Register notice of a meeting on March

31, 1982 to consider the jurisdictional and

procedural issues raised in the comments.
On March 31, 1982, the Tribunal announced in

12.

the Federal Register that a prehearing

conference would be held on May 1l to con

sider procedures for the cable royalty

adjustment proceedings.

13.

Royalty adjustment hearings were held by the
Tribunal, with the direct cases beginning on

June 15 and ending July 22, 1982; rebuttal

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15.

The Tribunal, by oral request of September
14, 1982, directed the parties to submit

comments by September 16, 1982, concerning

the impact on the cable television industry

of the rate adjustment proposed by the

copyright owners. Reply comments were
received by the Tribunal on September 21,

1982.

16.

At a public hearing on October 20; 1982, the

Tribunal adopted the final rule for the

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adjustment of cable royalty rates.
The final rule was appealed to the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the District of Columbia and,
on December 30, 1983, was affirmed. 8/

The 1982 cable royalty distribution proceeding provides an example of the interplay of voluntary and mandatory distribution:

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National Cable Television Ass'n v. Copyright Royalty
Tribunal, 724 F.2d 176 D. Cir. 1983).

1.

On August 8, 1983, the Tribunal published a

Federal Register notice directing claimants to royalties to notify the Tribunal by

September 20, 1983, whether a controversy

existed with regard to distribution of the 1982 cable royalty fees; several claimants

responded.

2.

On October 12, 1983, the Tribunal published in the Federal Register its finding that a controversy existed; the Tribunal ordered a

partial distribution as of December 1, 1983,

of 90 percent of the royalty fund, based on

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4. The Tribunal on June 18, 1984, published a

notice stating that, unlike previous years,

it would hold hearings on Phase II prior to completing Phase I and directing each Phase I claimant category to notify it of voluntary

agreements for distribution of the cable

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notify the Tribunal, not later than July 10,

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