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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (06/05/1990)

Copyright Remedy Clarification Act - Amends Federal copyright law to provide that any State, State instrumentality, or officer or employee of the State or State instrumentality is liable to the same extent as any nongovernmental entity for: (1) copyright infringement; (2) importation of phonorecord copies without the authority of the copyright owner; and (3) infringement of exclusive rights in mask works. Denies sovereign immunity to any State for such violations and provides the same remedies as are available against other private or public entities, including (for parties meeting certain criteria) attorney's fees and attendant court costs.