H.R. 4789 (110th): Performance Rights Act


Dec 18, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 18, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Howard Berman

Representative for California's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2007
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About the bill

Full Title

To provide parity in radio performance rights under title 17, United States Code, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Performance Rights Act - Amends federal copyright law to:(1) grant performers of sound recordings equal rights to compensation from terrestrial broadcasters;(2) establish a flat annual fee in lieu of payment ... Read more >

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Dec 18, 2007

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4789”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


19 cosponsors (16D, 3R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2500 (Related)
Performance Rights Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 18, 2007

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