H.R. 1417 (108th): Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004


Mar 25, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 30, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 30, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-419


Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2004
Length: 31 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 17, United States Code, to replace copyright arbitration royalty panels with Copyright Royalty Judges.

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Related Bills

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S.Con.Res. 145 (Related)
A concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of H. R. 1417.

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Nov 17, 2004

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 1417” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Mar 25, 2003
Reported by Committee
Sep 24, 2003
Passed House
Mar 3, 2004
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Passed Senate with Changes
Oct 6, 2004
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
House Agreed to Changes
Nov 17, 2004
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 30, 2004


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Mar 3, 2004 2:34 p.m.
Passed 406/0
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree to Senate Amendment
Nov 17, 2004 6:22 p.m.
Passed 407/0

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