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Claims

Claims

Fill out the claims form in eCRB to submit a claim for Copyright Royalty Board review. Filers can view the status of submitted claims on their dashboards and will receive status change notifications by email. Only during an active claims period, attorneys' and claimants' dashboards will display claims period information.

Claims

Claimant registration is optional when an attorney is filing on a claimant's behalf. Attorneys can file claims and track their status through eCRB.

Claims

Attorneys and claimants can file cable and satellite distribution claims from July 1 to July 31 at 11:59:59 PM EDT.

Claims

The primary contact is the person that the Copyright Royalty Board should contact first with any questions regarding a claim.

Filings

Filings

In accordance with Code of Federal Regulations, Title 37, section 301, the Copyright Royalty Board has implemented an application, called eCRB, that allows for electronic filing and case management. During a transition period, ending January 1, 2018, all parties having the technological capability must file all documents with the Copyright Royalty Board through eCRB. In addition, all filers EXCEPT CLAIMANTS, must file paper documents in conformity with applicable CRB rules. As of January 1, 2018, all attorneys must submit documentation through eCRB. Pro se filers should contact the Copyright Royalty Board to determine whether they should file through eCRB or use an alternative method.

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Filings

Filer is a general term for a person who files documentation with the Copyright Royalty Board. Filers must register for credentials under the appropriate user role as listed on the registration page.

Filings

All documentation related to Copyright Royalty Board proceedings, eligible for electronic filing should be filed through eCRB. See Copyright Royalty Board Final Regulations, 37 C.F.R., 301 et seq., for further details.

Final Regulations

Filings

You can initiate a filing by clicking the "File a Document" button on your dashboard.

Filings

Yes. Documents must meet requirements outlined in the Copyright Royalty Board Final Regulations, 37 C.F.R., 350.3.

Final Regulations

Filings

You will be notified by email when your filing is approved or rejected. If your filing is rejected, your email will include the reason for rejection. You can also log in to review the status of recent filings on your dashboard.

Filings

eCRB displays the documents available for filing during the current phase of each case. Contact the Copyright Royalty Board if you need to file a document that is not listed.

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Filings

After you select the proceeding type, select "File on a new proceeding" from the docket selection drop-down list. The Copyright Royalty Board assigns a docket number during the filing approval process.

Filings

To locate information for a specific case, click the "Case Search" link located in the header on any page. You can search for a case by entering relevant terms in the text search box, including a docket number or name. You can also filter the complete case list to browse for a particular case.

Filings

Users cannot edit filings after the submission is completed. You may initiate a new filing with the correct documentation. The Copyright Royalty Board may direct a filer to re-file a document that has been incorrectly filed, or to correct an erroneous or inaccurate docket entry.

Filings

A participant is an individual or organization involved in proceedings filed before the Copyright Royalty Board. Attorneys may file on behalf or participants, or pro se participants may file on their own behalf.

Filings

New participants may be added to a case when filing a Petition to Participate. On subsequent filings, users can select the participants associated with a case from a drop-down list on the Add Documents page.

Filings

Users have the option to add co-counsel when adding participants associated with a Petition to Participate. To participate in eCRB proceedings, your co-counsel must be registered within eCRB.

Filings

Yes. Attorneys can add clients, and groups of multiple clients, in the client management portion of their user profile. Attorneys may add these clients and client groups as participants when applicable during the filing process.

Filings

When submitting a filing, you will be provided the names and contact information of any participants requiring delivery outside eCRB. Filers must indicate their delivery method at that time.

Filings

Yes. You can add your colleagues email addresses on the Review Submission page, which is the final page displayed before you submit a filing to the Copyright Royalty Board.

Filings

If a filing is successful, you will see a submission receipt on screen and receive confirmation by email. You can also view the filing on your dashboard after logging in to the system. The filing will show as pending until approved by the Copyright Royalty Board.

Filings

A filer encountering technical problems with an eCRB filing must immediately notify the Copyright Royalty Board of the problem either by email or by telephone, followed promptly by written confirmation. Then, the filer should make the filing via email. The filing date will match the timestamp in the email.

Filings

To view the status of documents you have filed, log in to eCRB. On your dashboard, documents filed but not yet approved by the Copyright Royalty Board are listed under the "Pending" tab. Approved documents are under the "Processed" tab. To view approved documents filed by others, use the Case Search page to find the docket to view. Click on the caption, short name, or view button to open the case details page. Use the text search boxes to locate particular documents.

Filings

Filers are responsible for marking documents as restricted when they contain personally identifiable information, or sensitive or confidential information, as described in a protective order. When filing a document, click the restricted document checkbox before uploading the document. Restricted documents will be displayed with a closed red padlock icon. Public documents will be displayed with an open blue padlock icon. In the uploaded documents list, you may change the restricted status by clicking on the icon. The status may be changed any time prior to submission to the Copyright Royalty Board.

Filings

From the Add Document screen, click the padlock icon to remove a restricted designation. A document is unrestricted when the padlock icon appears unlocked.

Filings

Yes. During the upload process, you can upload a restricted and a redacted version of the same document. Carefully select the right access permissions for each document, versions containing personally identifiable information, or sensitive or confidential information should be designated as restricted, while redacted versions can remain unrestricted.

Filings

You cannot edit filings after submission. You may initiate a new filing to send corrected documentation.

Filings

Documents are considered filed when the submission is complete. The Copyright Royalty Board may direct a filer to re-file a document that has been incorrectly filed, or to correct an erroneous or inaccurate docket entry.

Filings

Registered users, associated with a docket, are notified by email when new documents are filed to that docket. Users can also review current case information via the case details page.

Payments

Payments

A petition to participate must be accompanied with a filing fee of $150 or the petition will be rejected.

Payments

Credit card and debit card payments are accepted in eCRB through Pay.gov. Filers permitted to submit paper documents may submit payments by check or money order.

Payments

Contact Pay.gov for assistance with completing your payment.

Pay.gov

Registration and Log In

Registration and Log In

Registration allows you to file documents related to CRB proceedings, send and receive electronic delivery of documents, and/or review prior case documents. Claimants to royalty funds for cable, satellite, and DART statutory licenses can register to file claims through eCRB, and members of the public can register to file comments in response to any CRB requests for comments published in the Federal Register. Members of the public can view unrestricted documents without registering.

Registration and Log In

Complete the registration form and look for an email request to verify your contact information. After you verify your email address, the Copyright Royalty Board will review your registration request and you will receive email notification of approval or rejection.

Registration Page

Registration and Log In

You will be notified by email after the Copyright Royalty Board approves your registration.

Registration and Log In

Please contact the Copyright Royalty Board for assistance if your registration is rejected.

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Registration and Log In

Document filing permissions vary by user type and the Copyright Royalty Board schedule. Claimants and commenters may file only claims and comments respectively, during open claims or comment periods as applicable. Open claims and comment periods will appear on the user dashboard after you log in. Auditors may only file audit documentation. Attorneys and pro se filers may file documentation related to Copyright Royalty Board proceedings on which they are permitted to file during the appropriate phase of the case. To ensure accuracy of filings, pleadings are subject to Copyright Royalty Board approval. The Copyright Royalty Board will send all approval and rejection notices to the filer's registered email address.

Registration and Log In

From the Log In page, click on the Reset Password link to initiate the password reset process.

Registration and Log In

Contact the eCRB support team for assistance with updating your credentials.

Contact Page

Registration and Log In

To update your contact information, access your profile by clicking on your user ID, located in the upper right corner of the page.

Registration and Log In

An eCRB user ID may be used only by the person to whom it is assigned, or, in the case of an attorney, by that attorney or an authorized employee or agent of that attorney's law office or organization. The person to whom an eCRB user ID is assigned is responsible for any document filed using that ID.

Search

Search

To locate information for a specific case, click the "Case Search" link located in the header on any page. You can search for case by entering relevant terms in the text search box, including a docket number or name. You can also filter the complete case list to browse for a particular case. After you click on the case caption or the view button, you can review searchable lists of documents and participants. You can view public documents and participant information simply by clicking on an item.

Search

To locate information for a specific case, click the "Case Search" link located in the header on any page. You can search for case by entering relevant terms in the text search box, including a docket number or name. You can also filter the complete case list to browse for a particular case. After you click on the case caption or the view button, you can review searchable lists of documents and participants. You can view public documents and participant information simply by clicking on an item.

Search

You can search dockets and view public documents without registering or logging into eCRB.

Search

You can search dockets and view public documents without registering or logging into eCRB.

Search

You can search dockets and view public documents without registering or logging into eCRB.

Search

You can search dockets and view public documents without registering or logging into eCRB.

Search

You can search dockets and view public documents without registering or logging into eCRB.

Search

You can search dockets and view public documents without registering or logging into eCRB.

Search

You can search dockets and view public documents without registering or logging into eCRB.

Search

eCRB contains documents filed electronically since June 2017. Migration of other filings will occur over time.

Search

Restricted documents are displayed with a lock icon. Only permitted, registered users may view these documents.

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