Summary: S.32 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (09/11/1984)

(Measure passed House, amended, in lieu of H. R. 5938)

Record Rental Amendment of 1984 - Amends the copyright law to prohibit the unauthorized rental of a phonorecord by its owner for commercial advantage. Deems such unauthorized use an infringement and subject to civil penalties.

Includes within the scope of a compulsory license to make and distribute phonorecords the right to rent them. Requires the licensee to pay a royalty for each rental. Terminates such restrictions on rental after five years.