37 CFR 251.13
Closed meetings.

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:

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
If the matter relates solely to the internal practices of a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel; or
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
If the matter involves privileged or confidential trade secrets or financial information; or
If the result might be to accuse any person of a crime or formally censure him or her; or
If there would be a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; or
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:
Interfere with enforcement proceedings; or
Deprive a person of the right to a fair trial or impartial adjudication; or
Constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; or
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
Disclose investigative techniques and procedures; or
Endanger the life or safety of law enforcement personnel.
If premature disclosure of the information would frustrate a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel's action, unless the panel has already disclosed the concept or nature of the proposed action, or is required by law to make disclosure before taking final action; or
If the matter concerns a CARP's participation in a civil action or proceeding or in an action in a foreign court or international tribunal, or an arbitration, or a particular case of formal agency adjudication pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 554, or otherwise involving a determination on the record after opportunity for a hearing; or
If a motion or objection has been raised in an open meeting and the panel determines that it is in the best interests of the proceeding to deliberate on such motion or objection in closed session.