One Hundred Tenth Congress of the United States of America
At the Second Session
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, two thousand and eight
H. R. 7084
To amend section 114 of title 17, United States Code, to provide for agreements for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings by webcasters.
This Act may be cited as the
Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008.
Agreements on behalf of webcasters
Section 114(f)(5) of title 17, United States Code, is amended—
in subparagraph (A)—
small commercial each place it appears and inserting
during the period beginning on October 28, 1998, and ending on December 31, 2004 and inserting
for a period of not more than 11 years beginning on January 1, 2005;
a copyright arbitration royalty panel or decision by the Librarian of Congress and inserting
the Copyright Royalty Judges; and
in the second sentence, by striking
webcasters shall include and inserting
webcasters may include;
in subparagraph (B), by striking
small commercial and inserting
in subparagraph (C)—
Librarian of Congress and inserting
Copyright Royalty Judges;
small webcasters and inserting
by adding at the end the following:
This subparagraph shall not apply to the extent that the receiving agent and a webcaster that is party to an agreement entered into pursuant to subparagraph (A) expressly authorize the submission of the agreement in a proceeding under this subsection.;
in subparagraph (D)—
the Small Webcasters Settlement Act of 2002 and inserting
the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 ; and
Librarian of Congress of July 8, 2002 and inserting
Copyright Royalty Judges of May 1, 2007; and
in subparagraph (F), by striking
December 15, 2002 and all that follows through
2003 and inserting
February 15, 2009 .
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.