H.R. 848 (111th): Performance Rights Act


Feb 4, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 13, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Conyers Jr.

Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010
Length: 20 pages

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S. 379 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Oct 15, 2009

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Amends federal copyright law to: (1) grant performers of sound recordings equal rights to compensation from terrestrial broadcasters (AM and FM radio); and (2) modify the circumstances under ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 4, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 13, 2009
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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 848”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


52 cosponsors (47D, 5R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 379 (Related)
Performance Rights Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 15, 2009

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