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 in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

Robert “Bob” Mathias
Representative for California's 18th congressional district
Republican

See Instead:

H.R. 13364 (same title)
Passed House — Oct 7, 1974

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
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 ...

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H.R. 13364 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 7, 1974

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Aug 22, 1974

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