H.R.2921 - Multichannel Video Competition and Consumer Protection Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [R-LA-3] (Introduced 11/07/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Judiciary | Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||House Report 105-661,Part 1; House Report 105-661,Part 2|
|Latest Action:||10/08/1998 Received in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.|
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Summary: H.R.2921 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (10/07/1998)
Multichannel Video Competition and Consumer Protection Act of 1998 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to include direct-to-home satellite services under provisions protecting telecommunications services from piracy.
Prohibits the Copyright Office, before December 31, 1999, from implementing, enforcing, collecting, or awarding copyright royalty fees pursuant to a decision by the Librarian of Congress on October 28, 1997, which established a royalty fee of $.27 per subscriber per month for the retransmission of distant broadcast signals by satellite carriers. Provides that no obligation or liability for copyright royalty fees shall accrue before December 31, 1999, pursuant to that decision.