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112th Congress

Bill Number

Title

Date of Introduction

Register's Testimony
H.R.6480 To adopt fair standards and procedures by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are made with respect to webcasting, and for other purposes 9/21/2012  
S.3609 A bill to adopt fair standards and procedures by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are made with respect to webcasting, and for other purposes 9/21/2012  
S.3523 Innovative Design Protection Act of 2012 9/20/2012  
H.R.4469 Four Corners Television Access Act of 2012 4/19/2012  
H.R.3782 Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act 1/18/2012  
S.2029 Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade Act 12/17/2011  
S.2008 Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011 12/16/2011  
H.R.3675 Next Generation Television Marketplace Act 12/15/2011  
S.2000 Equity for Visual Artists Act of 2011 12/15/2011  
H.R.3688 Equity for Visual Artists Act of 2011 12/15/2011  
S.1830 Protect American Innovation Act of 2011 11/08/2011  
H.R.3261 Stop Online Piracy Act
10/26/2011 Statement on H.R 3261
H.R.2933 Sound Recording Simplification Act 9/14/2011  
H.R.2511 Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act 7/13/2011  
S.1267 Strengthening America's Trade Laws Act 6/23/2011  
S.978 To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes 5/12/2011  
S.968 PROTECT IP Act of 2011 5/12/2011  
H.R. 1203 Fairness for the U.S. Territories Under STELA Act 3/17/2011  

111th Congress

Bill Number

Title

Date of Introduction

H.R.6307 Public Radio Music Enhancement Act of 2010 9/29/2010
S.3804 Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act 9/20/2010
S.3728 Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act 8/5/2010
S. 3689
P.L. 111-295
Copyright Cleanup, Clarification, and Corrections Act of 2010 8/2/2010
H.R.5704 To amend title 10, United States Code, to allow faculty members at Department of Defense service academies and schools of professional military education to secure copyrights for certain... 7/1/2010
S. 3333
P.L. 111-175
Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 5/27/2010
S. 3173 Continuing Extension Act of 2010 3/25/2010
S. 3153 Continuing Extension Act of 2010 3/23/2010
H.R. 4851
P.L. 111-157
Continuing Extension Act of 2010
H.R. 4851 has become P.L. 111-157
3/16/2010
H.R. 4691
P.L. 111-144
Temporary Extension Act of 2010 2/25/2010
H.R. 3570 Satellite Home Viewer Update and Reauthorization Act of 2009 9/15/2009
S. 1670 Satellite Television Modernization Act of 2009 9/15/2009
H.R. 3498 Statewide PTV Access Act of 2009 7/31/2009
H.R. 3326
P.L. 111-118
Department of Defense Appropriations (Division B—Other Matters: Amendments to Section 119 of Title 17, United States Code) 7/24/2009
H.R. 3216 Local Television Freedom Act of 2009 7/14/2009
H.R. 2994 Satellite Home Viewer Reauthorization Act 6/23/2009
S. 1145 Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 5/21/2009
H.R. 2344
P.L. 111-36
Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 5/12/2009
H.R. 2196 Design Piracy Prohibition Act 4/30/2009
S. 771 Four Corners Television Access Act of 2009 4/1/2009
H.R. 1860
Four Corners Television Access Act of 2009 4/1/2009
S. 379
Performance Rights Act 2/4/2009
H.R. 848
Performance Rights Act 2/4/2009
H.R. 801
Fair Copyright in Research Works Act 2/3/2009
H.R. 505 To amend section 119 of title 17, United States Code, to allow the secondary transmission to any subscriber in State of Oklahoma ... 1/14/2009

 

110th Congress

Bill Number

Title

Date of Introduction

H.R. 7084
P.L. 110-435
Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 9/25/2008
S. 3464
International Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Act of 2008 9/10/2008
H.R. 6845
Fair Copyright in Research Works Act 9/9/2008
S. 3325
P.L. 110-403
Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008 7/24/2008

H.R. 6531
P.L. 110-434

Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 7/17/2008
H.R. 6530 Trade Enforcement Act of 2008 7/17/2008
S. 2913 Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008 4/24/2008
H.R. 5889 Orphan Works Act of 2008 4/24/2008
S. 2591 . . .to provide an exemption from exclusive rights in copyright for certain nonprofit organizations to display live football games . . . 2/4/2008
S. 2500 Performance Rights Act 12/18/2007
H.R. 4789 Performance Rights Act 12/18/2007
S. 2447 To make a technical correction to section 119 of title 17 . . . 12/11/2007
H.R. 4279 Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007 12/5/2007
H.R. 4128 Criminal Code Modernization and Simplification Act of 2007 11/8/2007
S. 2317 Intellectual Property Enforcement Act of 2007 11/7/2007
H.CON.RES. 244 Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act 10/31/2007
S. 1957 Design Piracy Prohibition Act 8/2/2007
H.R. 3155 Intellectual Property Enhanced Criminal Enforcement Act of 2007 7/24/2007
H.R. 3015 To delay the applicability to webcasters of rates and terms determined by the Copyright Royalty Judges . . . 7/12/2007
H.R. 2821 Television Freedom Act of 2007 6/21/2007
S.1640 Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2007 6/18/2007
H.R. 2705 Compacts of Free Association Amendments Act of 2007 6/13/2007
H. Res. 414 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that foreign governments should work diligently to legalize all computer software used by such foreign governments. . . 5/17/2007
S.1353 Internet Radio Equality Act 5/10/2007
H.R. 2060 Internet Radio Equality Act 4/26/2007
H.R. 2033 Design Piracy Prohibition Act 4/25/2007
H.R. 1689 Curb Illegal Downloading on College Campuses Act of 2007 3/26/2007
S.760 Four Corners Television Access Act of 2007 3/5/2007
H.R. 1201 Freedom and Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship Act of 2007 2/27/2007
S.522 Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Act 2/7/2007
H.R. 602 . . . to allow the secondary transmission to any subscriber in the State of Oklahoma of primary transmissions of local network stations in that State 1/22/2007
S.258 A bill to clarify provisions relating to statutory copyright licenses for satellite carriers 1/11/2007
S.256 Perform Act of 2007 1/11/2007
S.124 Satellite and Cable Access Act of 2007 1/4/2007

 

109th Congress

Bill Number

Title

Date of Introduction

H.R. 6402 Satellite Consumer Protection Act of 2006 12/6/2006
H.R. 6384 To amend title 17 . . . with respect to settlement agreements reached with respect to litigation involving certain secondary transmissions of superstations and network... 12/6/2006
S. 4080 To amend title 17 . . . with respect to settlement agreements reached with respect to litigation involving certain secondary transmissions of superstations and network... 12/5/2006
H.R. 6340 To clarify provisions relating to statutory copyright licenses for satellite carriers 12/5/2006
S. 4074 Satellite and Cable Access Act of 2006 11/16/2006
S. 4068 To clarify provisions relating to statutory copyright licenses for satellite carriers 11/16/2006
H.R. 6052 Copyright Modernization Act of 2006 9/12/2006
H.R. 5921 Intellectual Property Enhanced Criminal Enforcement Act of 2006 7/27/2006
H.R. 5593 Royalty Distribution Clarification Act of 2006 6/13/2006
H.R. 5553 Section 115 Reform Act of 2006 6/8/2006
H.R. 5439 Orphan Works Act of 2006 5/22/2006
H.R. 5361 Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2006 5/11/2006
S. 2644 Platform Equality and Remedies for Rights Holders in Music Act of 2006 4/25/2006
S. RES. 438 Expressing the sense of Congress that institutions of higher education should adopt policies and educational programs on their campuses to help deter and eliminate illicit copyright... 4/7/2006
H.CON. RES. 380 Expressing the sense of Congress that United States intellectual property rights must be protected globally 4/5/2006
S.CON. RES. 87 Expressing the sense of Congress that United States intellectual property rights must be protected globally 4/5/2006
H.R. 5055 To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide protection for fashion design 3/30/2006
H.R. 4861 Audio Broadcast Flag Licensing Act of 2006 3/2/2006
H.R. 4569 Digital Transition Content Security Act of 2005 12/16/2005
H.R. 4536 Benefit Authors without Limiting Advancement or Net Consumer Expectations (BALANCE) Act of 2005 12/14/2005
S. 1984 Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Act 11/9/2005
S. 1785 Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2005 9/28/2005
H.R. 2955 Intellectual Property Jurisdiction Clarification Act of 2005 6/16/2005
S. 1095 Protecting American Goods and Services Act of 2005 5/20/2005
H.R. 2408 Public Domain Enhancement Act 5/17/2005
H.R. 1201 Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2005 3/9/2005
H.R. 1037 Technical corrections relating to Statutory License for Satellite Carriers 3/2/2005
H.R. 1036
P.L. 109-303
Copyright Royalty Judges Program Technical Corrections Act 3/2/2005
H.R. 962 ...to allow faculty members at Department of Defense service academies... to secure copyrights for certain scholarly works... 2/17/2005
S. 167
P.L. 109-9
Family Entertainment and Copyright Act 1/25/2005
H.R. 357 Family Entertainment and Copyright Act 1/25/2005
H.R. 24 Preservation and Restoration of Orphan Works for Use in Scholarship and Education (PRO-USE) Act of 2005 1/4/2005

108th Congress

Bill No. Title
Date of Introduction
S. 3021 Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2004 11/20/2004
S. 2863 Protecting Intellectual Rights Against Theft and Expropriation Act of 2004 (see Title VIII) 9/29/2004
H.R. 5136 Preservation of Orphan Works Act 9/23/2004
H.R. 4818
P.L.
108-447
Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 (contained in Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005) 7/13/2004
S. 2560 Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act of 2004 6/22/2004
H.R. 4586 Family Movie Act of 2004 6/16/2004
H.R. 4518 Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 6/4/2004
H.R. 4501 Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004 6/3/2004
H.R. 4077 Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004 3/31/2004
S. 2242 Anticounterfeiting Act of 2004 3/26/2004
S. 2237 Protecting Intellectual Property Rights Against Theft and Expropriation Act of 2004 3/25/2004
H.RES. 576 Urging the Government of the People's Republic of China to improve its protection of intellectual property rights, and for other purposes 3/24/2004
S. 2227 Anticounterfeiting Act of 2004 3/23/2004
H.R. 3872 Consumer Access to Information Act of 2004 3/2/2004
H.R. 3754 Fraudulent Online Identity Sanctions Act 2/3/2004
S. 2013 Satellite Home Viewer Extension Act of 2004 1/21/2004
S. 1932 Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act of 2004 11/22/2003
S. 1933 Enhancing Federal Obscenity Reporting and Copyright Enforcement Act of 2003 11/22/2003
H.R. 3632
P.L. 108-482
Intellectual Property Protection and Courts Amendments Act of 2004 11/21/2003
H.R. 3559 To amend title 10, United States Code, to allow faculty members at Department of Defense service academies and schools of professional military education to secure copyrights for certain. . . 11/20/2003
H.R. 3261 Database and Collections of Information Misappropriation Act 10/8/2003
S. 1621 Consumers, Schools, and Libraries Digital Rights Management Awareness Act of 2003 9/16/2003
H.R. 2752 Author, Consumer, and Computer Owner Protection and Security (ACCOPS) Act of 2003 7/16/2003
H.R. 2613 Public Access to Science Act 6/26/2003
H.R. 2601 Public Domain Enhancement Act 6/25/2003
H.R. 2517 Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2003 6/19/2003
H.R. 2391 Cooperative Research and Technology Enhancement (CREATE) Act of 2003 6/09/2003
H.R. 2344 Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act of 2003 6/5/2003
S. 1191 Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act of 2003 6/5/2003
H.R. 2255 To extend the suspension of certain payments to be made by noncommercial webcasters under sections 112 and 114 of title 17, United States Code, and for other purposes 5/22/2003

H.R. 1417
P.L.
108-419
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Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2003 3/25/2003
S. 692 Digital Consumer Right to Know Act 3/24/2003
H.R. 1350
P.L. 108-446
(html) (pdf)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004   (see title III, section 306) 3/19/2003
H.R. 1066 Benefit Authors without Limiting Advancement or Net Consumer Expectations (BALANCE) Act of 2003 3/4/2003
H.R. 490 Instructional Materials Accessibility Act of 2003 1/29/2003
H.R. 107 Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2003 1/7/2003

107th Congress

Bill Number
  Title
Date of Introduction
S.J. RES. 51 Consumer Technology Bill of Rights 10/17/2002
H.J. RES. 116 Consumer Technology Bill of Rights 10/7/2002
H.R. 5544 Digital Media Consumers' Rights Act of 2002 10/3/2002
H.R. 5522 Digital Choice and Freedom Act of 2002 10/2/2002
H.R. 5469
P.L. 107-321
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Small Webcaster Amendments Act of 2002 9/26/2002
H.R. 5285 Internet Radio Fairness Act 7/26/2002
H.R. 5211 Amendment to limit the liability of copyright owners for protecting their works on peer-to-peer networks 7/25/2002
H.R. 5057 Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2002 6/27/2002
H.R. 4643 Freelance Writers and Artists Protection Act of 2002 5/2/2002
S. 2395 Anticounterfeiting Amendments of 2002 4/30/2002
S. 2082 Playwrights Licensing Relief Act of 2002 4/10/2002
S. 2048 Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act 3/21/2002
S. 2031 Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act of 2002 3/19/2002
H.R. 3204 Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act of 2001 11/1/2001
S. 1611 Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act of 2001 11/1/2001
H.R. 2971 For the Relief of Inna Hecker Grade (Granting of Copyright) 9/25/2001
H.R. 2724 Music Online Competition Act of 2001 8/2/2001

H.R. 2215
P.L. 107-273
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21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (incorporating S. 487, Technology, Education And Copyright Harmonization Act, and S. 320, Technology, Education And Copyright Harmonization Act) 6/19/2001
H.R. 2100 6/7/2001
S. 487 Technology, Education And Copyright Harmonization Act (incorporated into H.R. 2215, 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act) 3/7/2001
H.R. 614 Copyright Technical Corrections Act of 2001 2/14/2001
S. 320
P.L. 107-273
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Intellectual Property and High Technology Technical Amendments Act of 2001 (incorporated into H.R. 2215, 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act)
2/13/2001

106th Congress

Bill Number
Title
Date of Introduction
H.R. 5275 Music Owners' Listening Rights Act of 2000 9/25/2000
H.R. 5106 Copyright Technical Corrections Act of 2000 9/6/2000


P.L. 106-379

Work Made For Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000 9/6/2000
H.R. 3456
P.L. 106-160
Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 1999 11/18/1999
S. 1948
P.L. 106-113
Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999 11/17/1999
S. 1835 Intellectual Property Protection Restoration Act 10/29/1999
S. 1257 Digital Theft Deterrence and Copyright Damages Improvement Act 6/22/1999
H.R. 1858 Consumer and Investor Access to Information Act 5/19/1999
H.R. 1761 Copyright Damages Improvement Act 5/11/1999
H.R. 1554 Satellite Copyright, Competition, and Consumer Protection Act of 1999 4/26/1999
H.R. 1189 Technical Corrections 3/18/1999
H.R. 1027 Satellite Television Improvement Act 3/8/1999
H.R. 851 Save Our Satellites Act of 1999 2/25/1999
H.R. 768 Copyright Compulsory License Improvement Act 2/23/1999
S. 303 Satellite Television Act 1/25/1999
S. 247 Satellite Home Viewers Improvements Act 1/19/1999
S. 95 Trading Information Act 1/19/1999
H.R. 354 Collections of Information Antipiracy Act 1/19/1999
H.R. 89 Satellite Access to Local Stations Act 1/6/1999

105th Congress

Bill Number
Title
Date of Introduction
S. 2037 Digital Millennium Copyright Act
5/8/1998
S. 1720 Copyright Compulsory License Improvement Act
3/5/1998
H.R. 3210 Copyright Compulsory License Improvement Act
2/12/1998
H.R. 3209 On-Line Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act
2/12/1998
H.R. 3048 Digital Era Copyright Enhancement Act
11/13/1997
H.R. 2696 Vessel Hull Design Protection Act
10/22/1997
H.R. 2652 Collections of Information Antipiracy Act
10/9/1997
H.R. 2589 Copyright Term Extension Act
10/1/1997
S. 1146 Digital Copyright Clarification and Technology Education Act
9/3/1997
S. 1121 WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaty Implementation Act
7/31/1997
H.R. 2281
P.L. 105-304
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Formerly named WIPO Copyright Treaties Implementation Act
7/29/1997
S. 1044 Criminal Copyright Improvement Act
7/21/1997
H.R. 2180 On-Line Copyright Liability Limitation Act
7/17/1997
H.R. 1967 To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide that the distribution before January 1, 1978, of a phonorecord shall not for any purpose constitute a publication of the musical work embodied therein
6/19/1997
H.R. 1621 Copyright Term Extension Act
5/15/1997
S. 506 Copyright Clarifications Act
3/20/1997
S. 505
P.L. 105-298
Copyright Term Extension Act
3/20/1997
H.R. 789 Fairness in Musical Licensing Act
2/13/1997
H.R. 672
P.L. 105-80
Copyright Technical Amendments
2/11/1997
H.R. 604 Copyright Term Extension Act
2/5/1997
S. 28 Fairness in Musical Licensing Act
1/21/1997
H.R. 401 Intellectual Property Antitrust Protection Act
1/9/1997
H.R. 72 Computer Maintenance Competition Assurance Act
1/7/1997

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