Text: H.R.5593 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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109th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5593

   To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for the partial 
         distribution of royalty fees in certain circumstances.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 13, 2006

     Mr. Smith of Texas (for himself, Mr. Berman, and Mr. Conyers) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                             the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for the partial 
         distribution of royalty fees in certain circumstances.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Royalty Distribution Clarification 
Act of 2006''.

SEC. 2. PARTIAL DISTRIBUTION OF ROYALTY FEES.

    Section 801(b)(3)(C) of title 17, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking all that precedes clause (i) and inserting 
        the following:
            ``(C) Notwithstanding section 804(b)(8), the Copyright 
        Royalty Judges, at any time after the filing of claims under 
        section 111, 119, or 1007, may, upon motion of one or more of 
        the claimants and after publication in the Federal Register of 
        a request for responses to the motion from interested 
        claimants, make a partial distribution of such fees, if, based 
        upon all responses received during the 30-day period beginning 
        on the date of such publication, the Copyright Royalty Judges 
        conclude that no claimant entitled to receive such fees has 
        stated a reasonable objection to the partial distribution, and 
        all such claimants--''; and
            (2) in clause (i), by striking ``such'' and inserting 
        ``the''.
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