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Copyright Legislative Developments:

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:31:36 -0500

H.R.5757, Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2016, “To amend title 17, United States Code, to establish an alternative dispute resolution program for copyright small claims, and for other purposes,” introduced July 13, 2016. See here for more information.




Copyright Legislative Developments:

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 06:51:44 -0600

H.R. 4241, Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act, "To establish the United States Copyright Office as an agency in the legislative branch, and for other purposes," introduced Dec. 11, 2015. See here for more information.




Copyright and Marriage Equality Act

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:58 -0600

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H.R.5617, to amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to the definition of "widow" and "widower'" and for other purposes, introduced 9/18/2014.

 

 

 




Respecting Senior Performers as Essential Cultural Treasures Act

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:57 -0600

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H.R. 4772, Respecting Senior Performers as Essential Cultural Treasures Act, introduced 5/29/2014. To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for the payment of royalties for the performance of sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, and for other purposes.

 

 

 




Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2014

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:56 -0600

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06/16/2014 07:50 AM EDT

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S.2454, Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2014, introduced 6/10/2014. To amend title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010.

 

 

 




STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:55 -0600

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05/22/2014 07:15 AM EDT

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H.R.4572, STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, introduced 5/6/2014. To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations, and for other purposes.

 

 

 




Songwriter Equity Act of 2014

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:54 -0600

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H.R.4079 - Songwriter Equity Act of 2014. Introduced 2/25/2014. To amend title 17, United States Code, to ensure fairness in the establishment of certain rates and fees under sections 114 and 115 of such title, and for other purposes.

 

 

 




American Royalties Too Act of 2014

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:53 -0600

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H.R.4103 - American Royalties Too Act of 2014. Introduced 2/26/2014. To amend title 17, United States Code, to secure the rights of visual artists to copyright, to provide for resale royalties, and for other purposes.

 

 

 




H.R.3720:Next Generation Television Marketplace Act

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:52 -0600

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Next Generation Television Marketplace Act

 

 

 




H.R.3270:Next Generation Television Marketplace Act

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:51 -0600

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Eliminating the debt ceiling for a period defined, and for other purposes.

 

 

 




Free Market Royalty Act

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:50 -0600

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H.R.3219 - Free Market Royalty Act, introduced 9/30/2013. To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide copyright owners in sound recordings with the exclusive right to negotiate in the marketplace the performance of their works to the public by means of an audio transmission, and for other purposes.

 

 

 




S.912Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:49 -0600

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05/17/2013 10:35 AM EDT

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To allow multichannel video programming distributors to provide video programming to subscribers on an a la carte basis, and for other purposes.

 

 

 




S.481 Wireless Consumer Choice Act

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:48 -0600

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03/19/2013 11:36 AM EDT

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To require the Federal Communications Commission to direct that
wireless providers permit the unlocking of mobile devices.

 

 

 




GO PACK Act of 2015

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:47 -0600

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H.R.3496, To amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code, to provide greater access to in-State television broadcast programming for cable and satellite subscribers in certain counties, introduced 9/11/2015.

 

 

 




American Royalties Too Act of 2015

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H.R.1881, To amend title 17, United States Code, to secure the rights of visual artists to copyright, to provide for resale royalties, and for other purposes, introduced 4/16/2015.

 

 

 




Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation Act of 2015

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:45 -0600

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H.R.1883, To improve the process by which the Librarian of Congress considers requests for exemptions to section 1201(a)(1)(A) of title 17, United States Code, and to ease restrictions on the use of certain statutory exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, introduced 4/16/2015.

 

 

 




Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:44 -0600

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H. R. 1733, To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide fair treatment of radio stations and artists for the use of sound recordings, and for other purposes, introduced 4/13/15.

 

 

 




Songwriter Equity Act of 2015

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H.R.1283, to amend title 17, United States Code, to ensure fairness in the establishment of certain rates and fees under sections 114 and 115 of such title, and for other purposes," introduced 3/4/2015.

 

 

 




You Own Devices Act

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:42 -0600

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H.R.862, You Own Devices Act, to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide that the first sale doctrine applies to any computer program that enables a machine or other product to operate, introduced 2/11/2015.

 

 

 




To amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to the definition of "widow" and "widower"

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:41 -0600

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H.R.238, To amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to the definition of "widow" and "widower", introduced 1/9/15.

 

 

 




STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 Becomes Public Law

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:40 -0600

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P.L. 113-200 signed 12/4/2014. H.R.5728 - STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014, To amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations, and for other purposes.

 

 

 




Copyright and Marriage Equality Act

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:39 -0600

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S.2919, To amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to the definition of "widow" and "widower", and for other purposes, introduced 11/12/2014.

 

 

 




STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

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H.R.5728, To amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations, and for other purposes, introduced 11/18/2014.

 

 

 




U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 560

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:37 -0600

You are subscribed to Copyright Legislative Developments for Library of Congress. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 560 12/04/2015 04:30 PM EST You are subscribed to Copyright Legislative Developments for Library of Congress. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 560 09/18/2014 08:56 AM EDT     NewsNet Issue 560September 18, 2014   Oversight Hearing on U.S. Copyright Office, Thursday, September 18   The House Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold an oversight hearing on the U.S. Copyright Office Thursday, September 18th at 2:00 pm eastern time. Register Maria A. Pallante will testify.      Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and IP Subcommittee Chairman Howard Coble (R-N.C.) released the following statement in advance of Thursday’s hearing: “The Copyright Office was created by Congress nearly 120 years ago. The Office oversees hundreds of thousands of copyright registrations each year and plays an increasingly prominent role in promoting domestic and global commercial activity. These registrations go to the heart of individual American creativity and innovation. At Thursday’s oversight hearing, the Committee will examine the practices and organization of the Copyright Office to ensure it is equipped to keep pace with the digital age and has what it needs to serve the American people in the 21st century.”   The hearing will take place in 2141 Rayburn and will be webcast live at http://judiciary.house.gov/index.cfm/2014/9/hearing-oversight-copyright.       [...]



U.S. Copyright Office, NewsNet Issue 495

Fri, 04 Dec 2015 15:46:36 -0600

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NewsNet Issue 495

March 20, 2013 

Register of Copyrights to Testify Today

Maria A. Pallante, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office, will testify today at 3:30 p.m. eastern time before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet of the House Committee on the Judiciary. Additional information about the hearing and the Register’s written testimony, “The Register’s Call for Updates to U.S. Copyright Law,” are available from the Subcommittee and the Copyright website.

Calendar

April 12, 2013: Due date for comments on remedies for small copyright claims