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112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1203

To amend title 17, United States Code, to include the United States territories in the application of certain statutory copyright licenses related to low power television stations.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 17, 2011

Mr. Pierluisi (for himself, Mr. Faleomavaega, Mrs. Christensen, Ms. Bordallo, and Mr. Sablan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 17, United States Code, to include the United States territories in the application of certain statutory copyright licenses related to low power television stations.

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 “Fairness for the U.S. Territories Under STELA Act”.

SEC. 2. Copyright amendment.

Section 122(a)(3) of title 17, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A), by adding at the end the following: “For the purposes of this subparagraph only, each of the following shall be considered a separate designated market area: American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands.”;

(2) in subparagraph (B), by striking “subparagraph (A)” and inserting “subparagraphs (A) and (D)”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(D) CERTAIN TERRITORIES.—Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), but subject to subparagraphs (B) and (C), secondary transmission of a performance or display of a work embodied in a primary transmission of a television broadcast station shall be subject to statutory licensing under this paragraph if the secondary transmission is of the primary transmission of a television broadcast station that—

“(i) qualifies as a specialty station pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission in effect on June 24, 1981; and

“(ii) is licensed as a low power television station located in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, or the United States Virgin Islands, to a subscriber who resides within the same territory as the station that originates the transmission.”.