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H.R. 5447 (115th): Music Modernization Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5447 is designed to significantly update several key provisions of U.S. copyright law regarding music licensing.

Key Provisions of the Music Modernization Act include:[1] Title I – Music Modernization Act

  • Reflects how modern digital music services operate by creating a blanket licensing system to quickly license and pay for musical work copyrights
  • Discourages music litigation that generates legal settlements in favor of simply ensuring that artists and copyright owners are paid in the first place without such litigation
  • Ends the flawed U.S. Copyright Office bulk notice ...

Sponsor and status

Bob Goodlatte

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018
Length: 155 pages
Introduced:

Apr 10, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 1551: Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 11, 2018. (compare text)

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 5447 will add $222 million in new spending through 2028.

History

Apr 10, 2018
 
Introduced

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Apr 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Apr 25, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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H.R. 5447 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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