H.R.3456 - Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] (Introduced 11/18/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||12/09/1999 Became Public Law No: 106-160. (TXT | PDF)|
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Summary: H.R.3456 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999 - Amends Federal copyright law with respect to the statutory damages available for copyright infringement to increase: (1) the minimum damages from $500 to $750; and (2) the maximum damages from $20,000 to $30,000.
Introduced in House (11/18/1999)
Increases from $100,000 to $150,000 the maximum additional damages a court may award for willful infringement.
Directs the Sentencing Commission, within 120 days after enactment of this Act, or within 120 days after there is a sufficient number of voting members of the Sentencing Commission to constitute a quorum, whichever is later, to promulgate emergency guideline amendments to implement the sentencing mandate with respect to crimes against intellectual property in the No Electronic Theft (NET) Act.