Text: H.R.6340 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/05/2006)


109th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6340

To clarify provisions relating to statutory copyright licenses for satellite carriers.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 5, 2006

Mr. Bass (for himself and Mr. Bradley of New Hampshire) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To clarify provisions relating to statutory copyright licenses for satellite carriers.

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

SECTION 1. Clarification of statutory copyright license for satellite carriers.

(a) In general.—Chapter 1 of title 17, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 119 the following:

§ 119A. Clarification of exclusive rights: secondary transmissions of distant network signals for private home viewing by certain satellite carriers

“(a) Statutory license granted.—Notwithstanding any injunction issued under section 119(a)(7)(B), a satellite carrier found to have engaged in a pattern or practice of violations under section 119(a)(7)(B) is granted a statutory license to provide a secondary transmission of a performance or display of a work embodied in a primary transmission made by a network station in accordance with the provisions of this section.

“(b) Significantly viewed signals.—Under the statutory license granted by subsection (a), a satellite carrier may provide a secondary transmission of a primary transmission made by a network station as provided under section 119(a)(2)(C)(i).”.

(b) Technical and conforming amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 1 of title 17, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 119 the following:


“119A. Clarification of exclusive rights: secondary transmissions of distant network signals for private home viewing by certain satellite carriers.”.