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ERIC Number: ED129294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-3
Reference Count: 0
Copyright Law Revision; Report Together with Additional Views (to accompany S. 22). House of Representatives, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session. Report No. 94-1476.
Kastenmeier, Robert W.
This report of the Judiciary Committee revision of the proposed copyright law was recommended for passage and committed to the House of Representatives on September 3, 1976. The bill's first chapter defines the subject matter and scope of copyright and specifies "fair use" limitations on the rights of copyright holders. These limitations include noncommercial educational use, limited library reproduction, exemptions of specified performances, some secondary and primary transmissions and "ephemeral recordings." The bill's remaining chapters define the conditions of copyright ownership and transfer, the duration of copyright, the specification of notice, deposit and registration and infringements and their remedies. The duties of the Copyright Office and the Copyright Royalty Commission are also defined. Following the printed text of the bill is a section by section discussion of the purposes, definitions, history and intention of the legislation. Guidelines for "fair use" classroom copying are presented. In the final section of the report, Senate Bill 22 as adopted on February 19, 1976; the existing copyright law, Title 17 of the United States Code; and the Judicial Committee amendments are printed in parallel columns for ease of comparison. (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: For related documents, see IR 004 078-080; Parts of "Changes in Existing Law" p. 187-358 will not reproduce clearly due to small type