Text: S.2591 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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110th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2591

To amend chapter 1 of title 17, United States Code, to provide an exemption from exclusive rights in copyright for certain nonprofit organizations to display live football games, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 4, 2008

Mr. Specter introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend chapter 1 of title 17, United States Code, to provide an exemption from exclusive rights in copyright for certain nonprofit organizations to display live football games, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Copyright exemption for certain displays by certain nonprofit organizations.

Section 110(5) of title 17, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting “or (C)” after “(B)”;

(2) in subparagraph (B)(v), by adding “or” after the semicolon; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(C) communication by an entity defined under section 3121(w)(3)(A) or (B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 of a transmission or retransmission embodying a performance of a professional football contest intended to be received by the general public, originated by a radio or television broadcast station licensed as such by the Federal Communications Commission, or if an audiovisual transmission, by a cable system or satellite radio, if—

“(i) no direct charge is made to see or hear the transmission or retransmission;

“(ii) during the communication no money is accepted or received by the organization; and

“(iii) the transmission or retransmission is not further retransmitted by the establishment where the transmission or retransmission is received.”.