H.R. 2344 (111th): Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009

May 12, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 111-36.
Jay Inslee
Representative for Washington's 1st congressional district
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Related Bills
H.R. 7084 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Signed by the President
Oct 16, 2008

S. 1145 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 21, 2009


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 30, 2009.

Introduced May 12, 2009
Referred to Committee May 12, 2009
Reported by Committee May 13, 2009
Passed House Jun 09, 2009
Passed Senate Jun 17, 2009
Signed by the President Jun 30, 2009
Full Title

To amend section 114 of title 17, United States Code, to provide for agreements for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings by webcasters.


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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

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6/30/2009--Public Law.
Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009 - Prohibits the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from taking this Act into account in its review of the determination by the Copyright Royalty Judges of May 1, 2007, of rates and terms for the digital performance of sound recordings and ephemeral recordings, pursuant to specified provisions.
Defines "webcaster," for provisions relating to licenses for the reproduction and performance of sound recordings via webcasting, as a person or entity that has obtained a compulsory license under specified provisions. (Current law defines such term as a person or entity that has obtained a compulsory license under specified provisions to make eligible nonsubscription transmissions and ephemeral recordings.)
Terminates, 30 days after enactment of this Act, the authority to make commercial or noncommercial webcasting settlements under existing provisions.

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