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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Copyright Modernization Act of 2006

Short Titles as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • Copyright Protection Resources Authorization Act of 2006
  • Orphan Works Act of 2006
  • Section 115 Reform Act of 2006

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for licensing of digital delivery of musical works and to provide for limitation of remedies in cases in which the copyright owner cannot be located, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

09/12/2006Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

09/12/2006Referred to the House Committee on Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/12/2006Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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House Judiciary09/12/2006 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/12/2006)

Copyright Modernization Act of 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.

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.

Orphan Works Act of 2006 - Limits the remedies available in a copyright infringement action if the infringer proves that: (1) the infringer performed and documented a reasonably diligent search in good faith to identify and locate the copyright owner before using the work, but was unable to locate the owner; and (2) the infringing use of the work provided attribution to the author and owner of the copyright, if known.

Copyright Protection Resources Authorization Act of 2006 -Provides that a certificate of registration of a copyright satisfies the registration requirements even when it contains inaccurate information, unless: (1) the information was included on the application with knowledge that it was inaccurate; and (2) the inaccurate information, if known, would have caused the Register of Copyrights to refuse registration.

Directs the Attorney General to: (1) create an operational unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist in the investigation and coordination of intellectual property crimes; and (2) create a task force to develop and implement a plan to investigate and prosecute international organized crime syndicates involved in theft of intellectual property.