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Perform Act of 2007
Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2007

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A bill to harmonize rate setting standards for copyright licenses under section 112 and 114 of title 17, United States Code, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/11/2007Introduced in Senate

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
07/29/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
01/11/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S447-448)
Action By: Senate
01/11/2007Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S446-447)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]* 01/11/2007
Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE]* 01/11/2007
Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]* 01/11/2007

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Judiciary01/11/2007 Referred to
07/29/2008 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (01/11/2007)

Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2007 or the Perform Act of 2007 - Requires Copyright Royalty Judges (CRJs) to establish rates for a statutory license for the transmission of sound recordings by organizations that most clearly represent the fair market value of the rights licensed.

Replaces the different processes for setting rates and terms of royalty payments for subscription transmissions by preexisting subscription services, satellite digital radio services, and eligible nonsubscription transmission services with one process for all such transmissions. Directs CRJs, when setting such rates and terms, to consider: (1) the fair market value of the rights licensed; and (2) the degree to which reasonable recording affects the potential market for sound recordings and the additional fees that are required to be paid by services for compensation.

Conditions statutory licensing of transmissions on the transmitting entity using technology that is reasonably available, technologically feasible, and economically reasonable to prevent the making of copies or phonorecords embodying the transmission in whole or in part, except for reasonable recording. (Current law provides for limits on phonorecords of the transmission directly in a digital format.)

Allows a performing rights society or a mechanical rights organization to monitor public performances or other uses of copyrighted works contained in transmissions.

Requires the Register of Copyrights to convene a meeting among affected parties to discuss whether to recommend creating a new category of limited interactive services within certain statutory licenses for subscription transmissions.