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Performance Rights HR 848

Performance Rights HR 848

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Published by Beverly Tran
Establishing equitable treatment for terrestrial, cable, satellite and internet services; treatment for minority, female, religious, rural, small, noncommercial, public educational and community stations, and certain uses; no harmful effects on songwriters; payment of certain royalties; no effect on local communities; and, preservation of diversity.

Establishing equitable treatment for terrestrial, cable, satellite and internet services; treatment for minority, female, religious, rural, small, noncommercial, public educational and community stations, and certain uses; no harmful effects on songwriters; payment of certain royalties; no effect on local communities; and, preservation of diversity.

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IB
Union Calendar No.
405
111
TH
CONGRESS2
D
S
ESSION
 
H. R. 848
[Report No. 111–680]
To provide parity in radio performance rights under title 17, United StatesCode, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
F
EBRUARY
4, 2009Mr. C
ONYERS
(for himself, Mr. I
SSA 
, Mr. B
ERMAN
, Mrs. B
LACKBURN
, Mr.H
ODES
, Ms. W
 ASSERMAN
S
CHULTZ
, Mr. W
EINER
, Mr. C
OHEN
, Mr. N
 AD
-
LER
of New York, Mr. W
EXLER
, Mr. P
ETERSON
, Mr. J
OHNSON
of Geor-gia, Mr. S
CHIFF
, Mr. S
HERMAN
, Mr. S
HADEGG
, Ms. J
 ACKSON
-L
EE
of Texas, Ms. L
INDA 
T. S
 A 
´
NCHEZ
of California, Ms. H
 ARMAN
, and Mr. W
 AXMAN
) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Com-mittee on the Judiciary D
ECEMBER
14, 2010 Additional sponsors: Ms. S
LAUGHTER
, Mr. C
OOPER
, Mr. H
IGGINS
, Mr. P
OLIS
 of Colorado, Mr. M
ORAN
of Virginia, Mrs. C
 APPS
, Mr. T
ONKO
, Mr.T
OWNS
, Mr. H
OLT
, Mr. R
OTHMAN
of New Jersey, Ms. C
LARKE
, Mr.I
SRAEL
, Mr. G
UTIERREZ
, Mr. C
LEAVER
, Mr. T
HOMPSON
of Mississippi,Ms. F
UDGE
, Mr. G
EORGE
M
ILLER
of California, Mr. W
 AMP
, Mr. V 
 AN
 H
OLLEN
, Mr. I
NSLEE
, Mr. C
ROWLEY
, Ms. W
 ATSON
, Mr. G
ORDON
of Tennessee, Ms. E
SHOO
, Mrs. M
 ALONEY
, Mr. T
IERNEY
, Mr. B
RADY
of Pennsylvania, Ms. S
UTTON
, Mr. G
 ARAMENDI
, Ms. S
CHAKOWSKY
, Ms. W
OOLSEY
, Mr. K 
ENNEDY
, Mr. D
EUTCH
, and Mr. R
OONEY
 D
ECEMBER
14, 2010Deleted sponsors: Mr. A 
DLER
of New Jersey (added March 3, 2009; deletedJuly 30, 2009), Ms. E
DDIE
B
ERNICE
J
OHNSON
of Texas (added March10, 2009; deleted May 14, 2009), and Ms. N
ORTON
(added March 10,2009; deleted June 11, 2009)
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HR 848 RH
D
ECEMBER
14, 2010Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the WholeHouse on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic][For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 4, 2009]
A BILL
To provide parity in radio performance rights under title17, United States Code, and for other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
1
tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
2
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
3
This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Performance Rights
4
 Act’’.
5
SEC. 2. ESTABLISHING EQUITABLE TREATMENT FOR TER-
6
 RESTRIAL, CABLE, SATELLITE, AND INTER-
7
 NET SERVICES.
8
(a) P
 ERFORMANCE
 R
 IGHT 
 A
 PPLICABLE TO
 R
 ADIO
 
9
 RANSMISSIONS
G
 ENERALLY 
.—Section 106(6) of title 17,
10
United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
11
‘‘(6) in the case of sound recordings, to perform
12
the copyrighted work publicly by means of an audio
13
transmission.’’.
14
(b) I 
 NCLUSION OF 
 ERRESTRIAL
 B
 ROADCASTS IN 
 E
 X 
-
15
 ISTING
 P
 ERFORMANCE
 R
 IGHT 
.—Section 114(d)(1) of title
16
17, United States Code, is amended—
17
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(1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A),
1
by striking ‘‘a digital’’ and inserting ‘‘an’’; and
2
(2) by striking subparagraph (A).
3
(c) I 
 NCLUSION OF 
 ERRESTRIAL
 B
 ROADCASTS IN 
 E
 X 
-
4
 ISTING
S
TATUTORY 
 L
 ICENSE
S
YSTEM 
.—Section 114(j)(6) of 
5
title 17, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘dig-
6
ital’’.
7
(d) E
 NSURING
 P
 LATFORM 
 P
 ARITY 
.—Section 114(f) of 
8
title 17, United States Code, is amended—
9
(1) by striking paragraph (1);
10
(2) by redesignating paragraphs (2), (3), (4),
11
and (5) as paragraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4), respec-
12
tively; and
13
(3) in paragraph (1), as redesignated—
14
(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking
15
‘‘under chapter 8’’ and all that follows through
16
the end of the third sentence and inserting
17
‘‘under chapter 8 shall determine reasonable
18
rates and terms of royalty payments for trans-
19
 missions subject to statutory licensing under sub-
20
 section (d)(2) during 5-year periods beginning
21
on January 1 of the second year following the
22
 year in which the proceedings are to be com-
23
 menced, except in the case of a different transi-
24
tional period provided under section 6(b)(3) of 
25
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