ERIC Number: ED129293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
S. 22; An Act for the General Revision of the Copyright Law, Title 17 of the United States Code, and for Other Purposes. In the House of Representatives, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session. Report No. 94-1476. Union Calendar No. 759.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Senate Bill 22, the proposed new copyright law, specifies in chapter one the subject matter and scope of copyright. It also defines the terms used in the bill and formulates limitations on the exclusive rights of copyright holders. These limitations include the "fair use" of copyrighted work by reproduction for noncommercial educational use, limited reproduction by libraries and archives, certain performances and displays, specified secondary and primary transmissions to controlled groups, and certain "ephemeral recordings." The chapter also delimits the scope of exclusive rights for the various media. Licensing requirements for secondary transmission by cable systems and for manufacturing and distributing phonorecords are explained. The ownership, transfer and duration of copyright plus the requirements of notice, deposit and registration are detailed in chapters two through four of the bill. Chapter five concerns copyright infringement and remedies. Chapter six specifies the conditions of manufacture, importation and public distribution of copies. Chapters seven and eight establish and describe the duties of the Copyright Office and the Copyright Royalty Commission. (KB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Note: Pages 2-82 deleted by Congress. For related documents, see IR 004 079-080; not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility