S. 978 (112th): A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
May 12, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Amy Klobuchar
Senator from Minnesota
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 12, 2011
Length
3 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 12, 2011
Referred to Committee May 12, 2011
Reported by Committee Jun 16, 2011
 
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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
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6/20/2011--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Amends the federal criminal code to provide for imprisonment for up to 5 years, a fine, or both, for criminal infringement of a copyright where the offense consists of 10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of one or more copyrighted works and where:
(1) the total retail value of the performances, or the total economic value of such performances to the infringer or to the copyright owner, would exceed $2,500; or
(2) the total fair market value of licenses to offer performances of those works would exceed $5,000.
Includes, within copyright provisions protecting works from criminal infringement, the public performance of a work being prepared for commercial distribution.

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