All Information (Except Text) for H.R.4103 - American Royalties Too Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] (Introduced 02/26/2014)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/20/2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles - House of Representatives
Short Titles as Introduced
American Royalties Too Act of 2014
All Actions (3)
Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Action By: House Judiciary
Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives
|Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25]||03/14/2014|
|Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]||03/26/2014|
|Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]||04/07/2014|
|Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]||04/08/2014|
|Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16]||04/08/2014|
|Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]||04/08/2014|
|Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]||04/08/2014|
|Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]||05/06/2014|
|Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]||06/24/2014|
|Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-7]||06/24/2014|
|Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43]||06/24/2014|
|Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-20]||07/08/2014|
|Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]||07/09/2014|
|Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21]||07/14/2014|
|Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]||07/15/2014|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|House Judiciary||02/26/2014||Referred to|
|House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet||03/20/2014||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Art, artists, authorship
- Congressional agencies
- Congressional oversight
- Government studies and investigations
- Intellectual property
- Library of Congress
- User charges and fees
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in House (02/26/2014)
American Royalties Too Act of 2014 - Expands copyright owners' exclusive rights, in the case of a work of visual art, to include the right to collect or authorize the collection of a royalty if the work is sold by a person other than the author for at least $5,000 in an auction.
Defines "auction" as a public sale of visual art to the highest bidder run by an entity that sold at least $1 million of works of visual art during the previous year.
Revises the term "work of visual art" to make requirements for photographs consistent with requirements for paintings, drawings, and prints. (Currently, a photograph must be a still photographic image produced for exhibition purposes only.)
Limits the amount of such a royalty to the lesser of: (1) 5% of the purchase price; or (2) $35,000, subject to cost-of-living adjustments.
Directs entities conducting such auctions to collect and pay the royalties to a visual artists' copyright collecting society. Requires the collecting society, at least four times each year, to distribute the appropriate royalties (minus administrative expenses) to authors or successor copyright owners.
Requires an author of a work of visual art, in order to be eligible to receive such a royalty, to: (1) be a citizen of, or domiciled in, the United States or a country that provides resale royalty rights; or (2) have first created the work in the United States or a country that provides such royalty rights.
Establishes a copyright infringement offense for the failure to pay such a royalty. Subjects infringers to: (1) statutory damages, and (2) liability for the full royalty.
Prohibits the sale, assignment, or waiver of the right to collect such a royalty, subject to exceptions for works made for hire and transfers of copyright ownership.
Directs the Register of Copyrights to issue regulations governing visual artists' copyright collecting societies.