H.R. 16562 (93rd): A bill to amend title 17 of the United States Code to remove the expiration date provided in Public Law 92-140 which authorized the creation of a limited copyright in sound recordings for the purpose of protecting against unauthorized duplication and piracy of sound recordings; to increase the criminal penalties for piracy and counterfeiting of sound recordings; and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Aug 22, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 13364 (same title)
Passed House — Oct 07, 1974

Sponsor
Robert “Bob” Mathias
Representative for California's 18th congressional district
Party
Republican
Related Bills
H.R. 13364 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 07, 1974

 
Status

This bill was introduced on August 22, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Aug 22, 1974
Referred to Committee Aug 22, 1974
 
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8/22/1974--Introduced.
Provides for the elimination of the copyright expiration date of January 1, 1975, for a limited copyright in sound recordings for the purpose of protecting against unauthorized duplication and piracy of sound recordings. Sets forth increased criminal penalties for piracy and counterfeiting of sound recordings, and for the knowing and fradulent transportation, sale, or receipt of phonograph records bearing forged or counterfeit labels.

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