H.R.881 - AMP Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] (Introduced 02/06/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.881 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/06/2017)
Allocation for Music Producers Act or the AMP Act
This bill 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.
The collective must 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.