H.R.1417: Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced March 25, 2003
  • Latest Major Action Nov. 30, 2004

Bill Cosponsors

2 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)

Bill Summary

Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 - (Sec. 3) Replaces provisions authorizing and governing copyright arbitration royalty panels with provisions providing for the appointment of, and for adjudication of royalty rates for compulsory licenses under the Copyright Act by, Copyright Royalty Judges (CRJs). Requires the Librarian of Congress, after consultation with the Register of Copyrights, to appoint three full-time CRJs and to...

(Source: Library of Congress)

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Hatch with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 744.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Mr. Sensenbrenner moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1417.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 - 0 (Roll no. 532).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Pursuant to the provisions of S. Con. Res. 145, enrollment corrections on H.R. 1417 have been made.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 108-419.
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 108-408.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 234.
Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1417.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 406 - 0 (Roll no. 37).
March 25, 2003

Introduced in the House by Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

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