37 CFR 263.2
Definitions.

Last updated in November 2005.
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§263.2 Definitions.

For purposes of this part, the following definition shall apply:

A Noncommercial Licensee is a person or entity that has obtained a compulsory license under 17 U.S.C. 114 and the implementing regulations therefor, or that has obtained a compulsory license under 17 U.S.C. 112(e) and the implementing regulations therefor to make ephemeral recordings for use in facilitating such transmissions, and --
(a)
Is exempt from taxation under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 501);
(b)
Has applied in good faith to the Internal Revenue Service for exemption from taxation under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code and has a commercially reasonable expectation that such exemption shall be granted; or
(c)
Is a State or possession or any governmental entity or subordinate thereof, or the United States or District of Columbia, making transmissions for exclusively public purposes.