Text: H.R.3456 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 106-160 (12/09/1999)

 
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Public Law 106-160
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
    To amend statutory damages provisions of title 17, United States 
              Code. <<NOTE: Dec. 9, 1999 -  [H.R. 3456]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America <<NOTE: Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright 
Damages Improvement Act of 1999. 17 USC 101 note.>>  in Congress 
assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Digital Theft Deterrence and 
Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. STATUTORY DAMAGES ENHANCEMENT.

    Section 504(c) of title 17, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) by striking ``$500'' and inserting ``$750''; and
                    (B) by striking ``$20,000'' and inserting 
                ``$30,000''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``$100,000'' and inserting 
        ``$150,000''.

SEC. 3. SENTENCING <<NOTE: 28 USC 994 note.>> COMMISSION GUIDELINES.

    Within 120 days <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  after the date of the enactment 
of this Act, or within 120 days after the first date on which there is a 
sufficient number of voting members of the Sentencing Commission to 
constitute a quorum, whichever is later, the Commission shall promulgate 
emergency guideline amendments to implement section 2(g) of the No 
Electronic Theft (NET) Act (29 U.S.C. 994 note) in accordance with the 
procedures set forth in section 21(a) of the Sentencing Act of 1987, as 
though the authority under that Act had not expired.

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE. <<NOTE: 17 USC 504 note.>> 

    The amendments made by section 2 shall apply to any action brought 
on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, regardless of the 
date on which the alleged activity that is the basis of the action 
occurred.

    Approved December 9, 1999.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3456:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 145 (1999):
            Nov. 18, considered and passed House.
            Nov. 19, considered and passed Senate.
WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 35 (1999):
            Dec. 9, Presidential statement.

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