Text: H.R.5593 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/13/2006)


109th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5593

To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for the partial distribution of royalty fees in certain circumstances.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 13, 2006

Mr. Smith of Texas (for himself, Mr. Berman, and Mr. Conyers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for the partial distribution of royalty fees in certain circumstances.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Royalty Distribution Clarification Act of 2006”.

SEC. 2. Partial distribution of royalty fees.

Section 801(b)(3)(C) of title 17, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by striking all that precedes clause (i) and inserting the following:

“(C) Notwithstanding section 804(b)(8), the Copyright Royalty Judges, at any time after the filing of claims under section 111, 119, or 1007, may, upon motion of one or more of the claimants and after publication in the Federal Register of a request for responses to the motion from interested claimants, make a partial distribution of such fees, if, based upon all responses received during the 30-day period beginning on the date of such publication, the Copyright Royalty Judges conclude that no claimant entitled to receive such fees has stated a reasonable objection to the partial distribution, and all such claimants—”; and

(2) in clause (i), by striking “such” and inserting “the”.