37 CFR 251.13
Last updated in November 2005.
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§251.13 Closed meetings.
In the following circumstances, a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel may close meetings, or any portion of a meeting, or withhold information from the public:
(a)If the matter to be discussed has been specifically authorized to be kept secret by Executive Order, in the interests of national defense or foreign policy; or
(b)If the matter relates solely to the internal practices of a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel; or
(c)If the matter has been specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than 5 U.S.C. 552) and there is no discretion on the issue; or
(d)If the matter involves privileged or confidential trade secrets or financial information; or
(e)If the result might be to accuse any person of a crime or formally censure him or her; or
(f)If there would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; or
(g)If there would be disclosure of investigatory records compiled for law enforcement, or information that if written would be contained in such records, and to the extent disclosure would:
(1)Interfere with enforcement proceedings; or
(2)Deprive a person of the right to a fair trial or impartial adjudication; or
(3)Constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; or
(4)Disclose the identity of a confidential source or, in the case of a criminal investigation or a national security intelligence investigation, disclose confidential information furnished only by a confidential source; or
(5)Disclose investigative techniques and procedures; or
(6)Endanger the life or safety of law enforcement personnel.