[rumori] music owners' listening rights act of 2000


From: stereogab ...... (stereogabAThotmail.com)
Date: Thu Sep 28 2000 - 14:33:01 PDT


http://www.house.gov/boucher/docs/molra-leg.htm
A BILL

To amend Title 17, United States Code, with respect to personal interactive
performances of recorded nondramatic musical works, and for other purposes.

   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America in Congress assembled,

Sec. 1. SHORT TITLE.

   This Act may be cited as the "Music Owners' Listening Rights Act of
2000".

Sec. 2. PERSONAL INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCES.

     (a) IN GENERAL.- Chapter 1 of title 17, United States Code, is amended
by
adding after Section 122 the following new section:

           "Sec. 123. Limitation on exclusive rights; personal interactive
performances.

           "(a) PERSONAL INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCES.-- Notwithstanding the
provisions of section 106-

                "(1) the transmission of a personal interactive performance
of
a sound recording, and of any nondramatic musical works embodied therein, is
not an infringement of copyright; and
                (2) it is not an infringement of copyright for a
transmitting
organization that transmits a personal interactive performance to make or
cause
to be made phonorecords or copies of a sound recording and any nondramatic
musical works embodied therein if such phonorecords and copies are used by
the
transmitting organization soley in connection with the transmission of
personal
interactive performances.

                  "(b) As used in this section, the term "personal
interactive
performance" means the performance of a sound recording and the nondramatic
musical works embodied therein by means of a digital transmission and
includes
any digital phonorecord deliveries associated with such transmission,
provided
that the transmission is received only by a recipient who has provided to
the
transmitting organization proof that the recipient lawfully possesses a
phonorecord of such sound recording and who has conveyed to the transmitting
organization a specific request to receive the transmission of the
performance.".

    (b) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.-

         (1) The table of sections for chapter 1 of title 17, United States
Code, is amended by adding after the item relating to section 122 the
following:
"123. Limitations on exclusive rights: personal interactive performances.".

         (2) Sections 106, 501(a), and 511(a) of title 17, Untied States
Code,
are each amended by striking 121" and inserting 123".

         (3) Section 2319(e)(2) of title 18, Untied States Code, is amended
by
striking "120" and inserting "123".

Lawmakers want to legalize MP3.com service
By John Borland
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
September 26, 2000, 5:05 p.m. PT
URL: http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-2872715.html

http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,39082,00.html

Congressman: I Want My MP3
by Brad King

2:00 p.m. Sep. 26, 2000 PDT

A bill introduced in the House could dramatically alter the landscape that
led to massive
copyright violations against MP3.com, and open the door for competitors to
stream into
the digital locker space unimpeded by licensing agreements.

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