Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) Law and Legal Definition

Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (“CARP”) is established by the U.S. Copyright Office and the Library of Congress for recommending rates and terms for statutory licenses. When the affected parties cannot come to a voluntary agreement, a CARP is convened to determine royalty rate adjustments and the distribution of royalty funds collected by the Licensing Division. Each panel is composed of three arbitrators, two of whom are selected by the Librarian of Congress. The third is selected by the first two.