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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Audio Home Recording Act of 1992

Short Titles as Introduced

Audio Home Recording Act of 1991

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 17, United States Code, to implement a royalty payment system and a serial copy management system for digital audio recording, to prohibit certain copyright infringement actions, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
09/22/1992Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/21/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 102-873, Part II.
09/17/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 102-873, Part I.
08/02/1991Introduced in House

All Actions (24)

Date
09/22/1992-8:04pmLaid on the table. See S. 1623 for further action.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-8:03pmMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-8:03pmOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-7:50pmDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-7:50pmConsidered under suspension of the rules.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/22/1992-7:49pmMr. Brooks moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/21/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 102-873, Part II.
09/17/1992Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 102-873, Part I.
09/16/1992Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/16/1992Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/10/1992Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade
09/10/1992Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade
08/11/1992Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
08/11/1992Ordered to be Reported (Amended).
07/31/1992Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration
07/31/1992Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration
02/19/1992Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration
08/30/1991Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
08/13/1991Referred to the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
08/02/1991Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
08/02/1991Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/1991Referred to the House Committee on Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/1991Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
08/02/1991Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (93)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2]* 08/02/1991
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 11/26/1991
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 11/26/1991
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 11/26/1991
Rep. Chapman, Jim [D-TX-1] 11/26/1991
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 11/26/1991
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-1] 11/26/1991
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 11/26/1991
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-19] 11/26/1991
Rep. Feighan, Edward F. [D-OH-19] 11/26/1991
Rep. Fish, Hamilton, Jr. [R-NY-21] 11/26/1991
Rep. Glickman, Dan [D-KS-4] 11/26/1991
Rep. James, Craig T. [R-FL-4] 11/26/1991
Rep. Kopetski, Mike [D-OR-5] 11/26/1991
Rep. Levine, Mel [D-CA-27] 11/26/1991
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-5] 11/26/1991
Rep. Moorhead, Carlos J. [R-CA-22] 11/26/1991
Rep. Reed, Jack [D-RI-2] 11/26/1991
Rep. Sangmeister, George E. [D-IL-4] 11/26/1991
Rep. Staggers, Harley O., Jr. [D-WV-2] 11/26/1991
Rep. Synar, Mike [D-OK-2] 11/26/1991
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 11/26/1991
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-7] 11/26/1991
Rep. Alexander, Bill [D-AR-1] 11/26/1991
Rep. Anthony, Beryl, Jr. [D-AR-4] 11/26/1991
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 11/26/1991
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-12] 11/26/1991
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6] 11/26/1991
Rep. Bruce, Terry L. [D-IL-19] 11/26/1991
Rep. Carr, Bob [D-MI-6] 11/26/1991
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 11/26/1991
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-4] 11/26/1991
Rep. Downey, Thomas J. [D-NY-2] 11/26/1991
Rep. Geren, Pete [D-TX-12] 11/26/1991
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 11/26/1991
Rep. Guarini, Frank J. [D-NJ-14] 11/26/1991
Rep. Horton, Frank J. [R-NY-29] 11/26/1991
Rep. Lehman, Richard H. [D-CA-18] 11/26/1991
Rep. Lent, Norman F. [R-NY-4] 11/26/1991
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-35] 11/26/1991
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-20] 11/26/1991
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-9] 11/26/1991
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3] 11/26/1991
Rep. McMillen, Thomas [D-MD-4] 11/26/1991
Rep. Michel, Robert H. [R-IL-18] 11/26/1991
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] 11/26/1991
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 11/26/1991
Rep. Rinaldo, Matthew J. [R-NJ-7] 11/26/1991
Rep. Scheuer, James H. [D-NY-8] 11/26/1991
Rep. Sikorski, Gerry E. [D-MN-6] 11/26/1991
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 11/26/1991
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-9] 11/26/1991
Rep. Sundquist, Don [R-TN-7] 11/26/1991
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8] 11/26/1991
Rep. Vander Jagt, Guy [R-MI-9] 11/26/1991
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-24] 11/26/1991
Rep. Weiss, Ted [D-NY-17] 11/26/1991
Rep. Campbell, Tom [R-CA-12] 03/03/1992
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 03/03/1992
Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-10] 03/03/1992
Rep. Bevill, Tom [D-AL-4] 03/03/1992
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 03/03/1992
Rep. Derrick, Butler C. [D-SC-3] 03/03/1992
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4] 03/03/1992
Rep. Ford, Harold E. [D-TN-9] 03/03/1992
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 03/03/1992
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4] 03/03/1992
Rep. Lloyd, Marilyn [D-TN-3] 03/03/1992
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 03/03/1992
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12] 03/03/1992
Rep. Owens, Wayne [D-UT-2] 03/03/1992
Rep. Schaefer, Dan [R-CO-6] 03/03/1992
Rep. Solarz, Stephen J. [D-NY-13] 03/03/1992
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2] 03/03/1992
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-4] 03/03/1992
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-30] 03/03/1992
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] 04/03/1992
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 04/03/1992
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-8] 04/03/1992
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 04/03/1992
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 04/03/1992
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-17] 04/03/1992
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 04/03/1992
Rep. Rhodes, John J., III [R-AZ-1] 04/03/1992
Rep. Hoagland, Peter [D-NE-2] 05/12/1992
Rep. Allen, George [R-VA-7] 05/12/1992
Rep. Quillen, James H. (Jimmy) [R-TN-1] 05/12/1992
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-25] 05/12/1992
Rep. Sarpalius, Bill [D-TX-13] 05/12/1992
Rep. Unsoeld, Jolene [D-WA-3] 05/12/1992
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3] 07/02/1992
Rep. Beilenson, Anthony C. [D-CA-23] 08/03/1992
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-11] 09/16/1992

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce08/02/1991 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Competitiveness08/30/1991 Referred to
House Judiciary08/02/1991 Referred to
08/11/1992 Markup by
09/17/1992 Reported by H.Rept 102-873 Part 1
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration08/13/1991 Referred to
02/19/1992 Hearings by
07/31/1992 Markup by
07/31/1992 Reported by
House Ways and Means08/02/1991 Referred to
09/16/1992 Markup by
09/21/1992 Reported by H.Rept 102-873 Part 2
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade08/02/1991 Referred to
09/10/1992 Markup by
09/10/1992 Reported by

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House amended (09/22/1992)

Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 - Amends Federal copyright law to set forth definitions relating to digital audio recording devices and media.

Prohibits the importation, manufacture, or distribution of any digital audio recording device or interface device that does not conform to the Serial Copy Management System or any other system certified by the Secretary of Commerce as prohibiting unauthorized serial copying.

Sets forth a mandatory recordation and filing procedure for the importation, manufacture, or distribution of digital audio recording devices or media. Requires importers and manufacturers to file quarterly and annual statements of account with the Register of Copyrights (the Register). Requires the Register to issue regulations to provide for the verification and audit of statements and to protect confidentiality of information.

Prescribes royalty payment guidelines for digital audio recording devices imported, manufactured, or distributed in the United States. Requires that royalty payments be deposited into the Treasury. Identifies interested copyright parties entitled to royalty payments. Prescribes royalty payment allocation and distribution procedures.

Prohibits copyright infringement actions based on the manufacture, importation, or distribution of a digital or analog audio recording device or medium or on noncommercial use of such devices or media for making digital or analog musical recordings.

Sets forth civil remedies for violations of this Act, including impoundment, remedial modification and destruction of non-complying devices, and binding arbitration.