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Short Titles as Introduced

Section 115 Reform Act of 2006

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend section 115 of title 17, United States Code, to provide for licensing of digital delivery of musical works, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
06/08/2006Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date
06/08/2006Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
06/08/2006Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
06/08/2006Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
06/08/2006Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/08/2006Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28]* 06/08/2006

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary06/08/2006 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property06/08/2006 Referred to
06/08/2006 Markup by
06/08/2006 Reported by

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Introduced in House (06/08/2006)

Section 115 Reform Act of 2006 - Sets forth provisions governing compulsory licenses for digital phonorecord deliveries and hybrid offerings that cover the making and distribution of general and incidental digital phonorecord deliveries in the form of full downloads, limited downloads, interactive streams, and any other form constituting a digital phonorecord delivery or hybrid offering.

Allows a digital music provider to obtain a compulsory license only from a designated agent. Requires a designated agent to grant a license for the making of server and incidental reproduction to facilitate noninteractive streaming at a royalty-free rate. Excludes from such license any server or incidental reproductions used to enable a streaming service (or any other type of service) that takes affirmative steps to authorize, enable, cause, or induce the making of reproductions of musical works by or for end users for future listening.

Allows a digital music provider that receives a license for the making and distribution of limited downloads or interactive streams to report activity and make payments for the activity retroactively beginning January 1, 2001, to avoid being subject to an action for copyright infringement alleging violation of reproduction or distribution rights.

Sets forth procedures for the setting of royalty rates and terms.

Requires the Register of Copyrights to designate a General Designated Agent to grant and administer licenses and collect and distribute royalties payable for the use of musical works licensed under this Act.