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.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Replaces provisions authorizing and governing copyright arbitration royalty panels with provisions providing for the appointment of, and for adjudication of royalty rates for compulsory licenses under the Copyright ... Read more >


Mar 25, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 24, 2003
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 3, 2004
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Sep 29, 2004
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Oct 6, 2004
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 17, 2004
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 30, 2004
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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


2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

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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