H.R.1457 - AMP Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] (Introduced 03/19/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/21/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1457 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/19/2015)
Allocation for Music Producers Act or the AMP Act
Amends federal copyright law to require a collective designated by the Copyright Royalty Judges to implement a policy providing for the acceptance of instructions (referred to as a "letter of direction") from a person who owns the exclusive right to publicly perform a sound recording by means of a digital audio transmission, or from a recording artist of a such a sound recording, to distribute a portion of royalty payments to a producer, mixer, or sound engineer who was part of the creative process behind the sound recording.
Requires the collective to adopt special procedures for a producer, mixer, or sound engineer to receive a portion of royalties for recordings fixed before November 1, 1995, by certifying that a reasonable effort has been made to obtain a letter of direction from an artist who owns the right to receipts payable with respect to the sound recording.