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[Congressional Bills 112th Congress]
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[S. 2008 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

112th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 2008

 To repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 
   17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal 
      Communications Commission that intervened in the television 
                  marketplace, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           December 16, 2011

  Mr. DeMint introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
   referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 To repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 
   17 of the United States Code, and the regulations of the Federal 
      Communications Commission that intervened in the television 
                  marketplace, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Next Generation Television 
Marketplace Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. REPEAL OF REGULATORY INTERVENTION IN THE TELEVISION MARKETPLACE 
              UNDER THE COMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1934.

    (a) In General.--The following sections of the Communications Act 
of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 151 et seq.) are repealed:
            (1) Section 339 (47 U.S.C. 339).
            (2) Section 340 (47 U.S.C. 340).
            (3) Section 341 (47 U.S.C. 341).
            (4) Section 342 (47 U.S.C. 342).
            (5) Section 612 (47 U.S.C. 532).
            (6) Section 614 (47 U.S.C. 534).
            (7) Section 712 (47 U.S.C. 612).
    (b) Additional Repeal.--
            (1) In general.--Section 325 of the Communications Act of 
        1934 is amended--
                    (A) by striking subsections (b) and (e); and
                    (B) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as 
                subsections (b) and (c), respectively.
            (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--Section 
        309(c)(2)(F) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 
        309(c)(2)(F)) is amended by striking ``section 325(c)'' and 
        inserting ``section 325(b)''.
    (c) Amendments.--Section 338 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 
U.S.C. 338) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``, under section 122 of 
                        title 17, United States Code, secondary 
                        transmissions'' and inserting ``signals of a 
                        qualified noncommercial educational television 
                        station''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``a television broadcast 
                        station'' and all that follows through 
                        ``section 325(b).'' and inserting ``such 
                        station shall carry upon request the signals of 
                        all qualified noncommercial educational 
                        television stations located within that local 
                        market.'';
                    (B) by striking paragraphs (2) and (4);
                    (C) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (5) as 
                paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively;
                    (D) in paragraph (2), as redesignated--
                            (i) by striking ``whose signals'' and all 
                        that follows through ``Code,'';
                            (ii) by striking ``regardless'' and all 
                        that follows through ``such title,''; and
                            (iii) by striking ``of this section''; and
                    (E) in paragraph (3)(B), as redesignated, by 
                inserting ``through the date before the date of 
                enactment of the Next Generation Television Marketplace 
                Act of 2011,'' after ``Act of 2010''
            (2) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1) Costs.--A 
                television broadcast station'' and inserting ``A 
                qualified noncommercial educational television 
                station''; and
                    (B) by striking paragraph (2);
            (3) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by striking paragraph (1); and
                    (B) in paragraph (2)--
                            (i) by striking ``(2) Noncommercial 
                        stations.--The'' and inserting ``The''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``local noncommercial 
                        television broadcast stations'' and inserting 
                        ``qualified noncommercial educational 
                        television stations'';
            (4) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) by striking ``local television broadcast 
                station'' and inserting ``qualified noncommercial 
                educational television station'';
                    (B) by striking ``local television broadcast 
                stations'' and inserting ``qualified noncommercial 
                educational television station''; and
                    (C) by striking ``contiguous channels'' and 
                inserting ``channels reasonably contiguous with other 
                television broadcast channels'';
            (5) in subsection (e), by striking ``local television 
        broadcast stations'' and inserting ``qualified noncommercial 
        educational television stations'';
            (6) in subsection (f)(1)--
                    (A) in the first sentence--
                            (i) by striking ``local television 
                        broadcast station'' and inserting ``qualified 
                        noncommercial educational television station''; 
                        and
                            (ii) by striking ``of this section''; and
                    (B) in the third sentence, by striking ``local 
                television broadcast station'' and inserting 
                ``qualified noncommercial educational television 
                station'';
            (7) by striking subsections (g) and (h);
            (8) by redesignating subsections (i), (j), and (k) as 
        subsections (g), (h), and (i), respectively;
            (9) in subsection (g), as redesignated by paragraph (8)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by redesignating subparagraphs (A) 
                        through (E) as clauses (i) through (v), and 
                        adjusting the margins accordingly;
                            (ii) in the matter preceding clause (i), as 
                        redesignated by clause (i)--
                                    (I) by striking ``At the time'' and 
                                inserting the following:
                    ``(A) In general.--At the time''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``which clearly'' 
                                and inserting ``that clearly'';
                            (iii) in clause (v), as redesignated by 
                        clause (i), by striking ``this section'' and 
                        inserting ``this subsection''; and
                            (iv) in the flush text following clause 
                        (v), as redesignated by clause (i), by striking 
                        ``In the case'' and all that follows through 
                        ``this subsection'' and insert the following:
                    ``(B) Requirement.--In the case of subscribers who 
                have entered into an agreement described in 
                subparagraph (A) before December 8, 2004'';
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking subparagraphs (A) 
                and (B) and inserting the following:
                    ``(A) the term `other service' includes any wire or 
                radio communications service provided using any of the 
                facilities of a satellite carrier that are used in the 
                provision of satellite service;
                    ``(B) the term `personally identifiable 
                information' does not include any record of aggregate 
                data which does not identify particular persons; and'';
                    (C) in paragraph (7), in the matter preceding 
                subparagraph (A), by striking ``this section'' and 
                inserting ``this subsection''; and
                    (D) in paragraph (8)--
                            (i) by striking ``title'' and inserting 
                        ``subsection''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``section'' and inserting 
                        ``subsection'';
            (10) in subsection (h), as redesignated by paragraph (8)--
                    (A) by striking ``Within 1 year'' and all that 
                follows through ``The regulations'' and inserting ``The 
                regulations''; and
                    (B) by striking ``sections 614(b)(3) and (4) and 
                615(g)(1) and (2)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (1) and 
                (2) of section 615(f)''; and
            (11) in subsection (i), as redesignated by paragraph (8)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``which 
                contracts'' and inserting ``that contracts'';
                    (B) by striking paragraphs (2), (4), and (8);
                    (C) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph 
                (2);
                    (D) by redesignating paragraphs (5), (6), (7), (9), 
                and (10) as paragraphs (4), (5), (6), (7), and (8), 
                respectively;
                    (E) by inserting after paragraph (2), as 
                redesignated by subparagraph (C), the following:
            ``(3) Local market.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The term `local market', in the 
                case of noncommercial television broadcast stations, 
                means the designated market area in which a station is 
                located, and, in the case of a noncommercial 
                educational television broadcast station, the market 
                includes any station that is licensed to a community 
                within the same designated market area as the 
                noncommercial educational television broadcast station.
                    ``(B) County of license.--In addition to the area 
                described in subparagraph (A), a station's local market 
                includes the county in which the station's community of 
                license is located.
                    ``(C) Designated market area.--For purposes of 
                subparagraph (A), the term `designated market area' 
                means a designated market area, as determined by 
                Nielsen Media Research and published in the 1999-2000 
                Nielsen Station Index Directory and Nielsen Station 
                Index United States Television Household Estimates or 
                any successor publication.
                    ``(D) Certain areas outside of any designated 
                market area.--Any census area, borough, or other area 
                in the State of Alaska that is outside of a designated 
                market area, as determined by Nielsen Media Research, 
                shall be deemed to be part of one of the local markets 
                in the State of Alaska. A satellite carrier may 
                determine which local market in the State of Alaska 
                will be deemed to be the relevant local market in 
                connection with each subscriber in such census area, 
                borough, or other area.'';
                    (F) in paragraph (6), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (D), by striking ``has the meaning'' and 
                all that follows and inserting ``means an entity that 
                uses the facilities of a satellite or satellite service 
                licensed by the Commission and operates in the Fixed-
                Satellite Service under part 25 of title 47, Code of 
                Federal Regulations, or the Direct Broadcast Satellite 
                Service under part 100 of title 47, Code of Federal 
                Regulations, to establish and operate a channel of 
                communications for point-to-multipoint distribution of 
                television station signals, and that owns or leases a 
                capacity or service on a satellite in order to provide 
                such point-to-multipoint distribution, except to the 
                extent that such entity provides such distribution 
                pursuant to tariff under this Act, other than for 
                private home viewing pursuant to this section.'';
                    (G) in paragraph (7), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (D), by striking ``has the meaning'' and 
                all that follows and inserting ``means a person or 
                entity that receives a secondary transmission service 
                from a satellite carrier and pays a fee for the 
                service, directly or indirectly, to the satellite 
                carrier or to a distributor.''; and
                    (H) in paragraph (8), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (D), by striking ``has the meaning'' and 
                all that follows and inserting ``means an over-the-air 
                commercial or noncommercial television broadcast 
                station licensed by the Commission under subpart E of 
                part 73 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, 
                except that such term does not include a low-power or 
                translator television station.''.
            (12) Section 623.--Section 623 of the Communications Act of 
        1934 (47 U.S.C. 543) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 623. REGULATION OF RATES AND BROADCAST SIGNAL CARRIAGE.

    ``No Federal agency, State, or franchising authority may regulate--
            ``(1) the rates for the provision of the service of a 
        multichannel video programming distributor; or
            ``(2) the retransmission of television broadcast signals by 
        a multichannel video programming distributor, except in 
        accordance with the requirements of sections 338 and 615 
        relating to qualified noncommercial educational television 
        stations.''.
    (d) Conforming Amendments.--
            (1) Section 336.--Section 336(b)(3) of the Communications 
        Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 336(b)(3)) is amended by striking ``614 
        or''.
            (2) Section 613.--
                    (A) In general.--Section 613 of the Communications 
                Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 533) is amended--
                            (i) by striking subsection (a); and
                            (ii) by redesignating subsections (c) 
                        through (h) as subsections (a) through (f), 
                        respectively.
                    (B) Conforming amendment.--Section 653(c)(1)(A) of 
                the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 573(c)(1)(A)) 
                is amended by striking ``(other than subsection (a) 
                thereof)''.
            (3) Section 615.--Section 615 of the Communications Act of 
        1934 (47 U.S.C. 535) is amended--
                    (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``In addition to 
                the carriage requirements set forth in section 614, 
                each'' and inserting ``Each'';
                    (B) by striking subsection (f);
                    (C) by redesignating subsections (g) through (l) as 
                subsections (f) through (k), respectively;
                    (D) in subsection (g), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (C), by striking ``that includes the 
                retransmission of local commercial television broadcast 
                signals'';
                    (E) in subsection (h), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (C)--
                            (i) in paragraph (1), by striking ``(1) In 
                        general.--A cable'' and inserting ``A cable''; 
                        and
                            (ii) by striking paragraph (2); and
                    (F) in subsection (k)(1)(A), as redesignated by 
                subparagraph (C)--
                            (i) in clause (i)--
                                    (I) by striking ``(i)''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``; and'' and 
                                inserting ``; or''; and
                            (ii) by striking clause (ii).
            (4) Section 621.--Section 621(b)(3)(D) of the 
        Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 541(b)(3)(D)) is amended 
        by striking ``sections 611 and 612'' and inserting ``section 
        611''.
            (5) Section 622.--Section 622(c) of the Communications Act 
        of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 542(c)) is amended in the matter preceding 
        paragraph (1), by striking ``, consistent with the regulations 
        prescribed by the Commission pursuant to section 623''.
            (6) Section 625.--Section 625(d) of the Communications Act 
        of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 544(d)) is amended by striking ``, if the 
        rates'' and all that follows through ``section 623''.
            (7) Section 632.--Section 632(c) of the Communications Act 
        of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 552(c)) is amended in the second sentence by 
        striking ``Notwithstanding section 623(b)(6) or any other 
        provision of this Act, a cable'' and inserting ``A cable''.
            (8) Section 635.--Section 635(c) of the Communications Act 
        of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 555(c)) is amended by striking ``614 or'' 
        each place it appears.
            (9) Section 638.--Section 638 of the Communications Act of 
        1934 (47 U.S.C. 558) is amended by striking ``or on any other 
        channel obtained under section 612 or under similar 
        arrangements''.
            (10) Section 653.--Section 653 of the Communications Act of 
        1934 (47 U.S.C. 573) is amended--
                    (A) in subsection (b)(1)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``, 
                        614''; and
                            (ii) in subparagraph (C), by adding ``and'' 
                        at the end;
                            (iii) by striking subparagraph (D); and
                            (iv) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as 
                        subparagraph (D); and
                    (B) in subsection (c)(1)--
                            (i) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``, 
                        623(f)'';
                            (ii) in subparagraph (B)--
                                    (I) by striking ``, 614,''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``, section 325 of 
                                title III,''; and
                            (iii) in subparagraph (C)--
                                    (I) by striking ``sections 612 and 
                                617'' and inserting ``section 617''; 
                                and
                                    (II) by striking ``section 
                                623(f)''.

SEC. 3. REPEAL OF REGULATORY INTERVENTION IN THE TELEVISION MARKETPLACE 
              UNDER THE COPYRIGHT ACT.

    (a) In General.--Sections 119 and 122 of title 17, United States 
Code are repealed.
    (b) Amendment.--Section 111 of title 17, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1)--
                            (i) by striking ``local service area of 
                        such station'' and inserting ``designated 
                        market area (as defined in section 
                        501(f)(2))''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``or'' after the 
                        semicolon;
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking the ``or'' after 
                the semicolon; and
                    (C) by amending paragraph (4) to read as follows:
            ``(4) the secondary transmission--
                    ``(A) is made by--
                            ``(i) a cable system in accordance with 
                        section 615 of the Communications Act of 1934;
                            ``(ii) a satellite carrier in accordance 
                        with section 338 of the Communications Act of 
                        1934; or
                            ``(iii) a cable system or satellite carrier 
                        of any other qualified noncommercial 
                        educational television broadcast station, as 
                        defined in section 615 of the Communications 
                        Act of 1934, if such cable operator or 
                        satellite carrier was making such secondary 
                        transmission pursuant to section 111 or 119, 
                        respectively, prior to the date of enactment of 
                        the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act; 
                        and
                    ``(B) is consistent with the rules, regulations, 
                and authorizations of the Federal Communications 
                Commission; or'';
            (2) in subsection (b), in the matter preceding paragraph 
        (1), by striking ``subsections (a) and (c)'' and inserting 
        ``subsection (a)'';
            (3) by striking subsections (c), (d), and (e);
            (4) by redesignating subsection (f) as subsection (c); and
            (5) in subsection (c), as redesignated by paragraph (4)--
                    (A) in paragraph (3), by striking the second 
                sentence;
                    (B) by striking paragraphs (4) through (13); and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) Satellite carrier.--The term `satellite carrier' 
        means an entity that uses the facilities of a satellite or 
        satellite service licensed by the Federal Communications 
        Commission and operates in the Fixed-Satellite Service under 
        part 25 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, or the Direct 
        Broadcast Satellite Service under part 100 of title 47, Code of 
        Federal Regulations, to establish and operate a channel of 
        communications for point-to-multipoint distribution of 
        television station signals, and that owns or leases a capacity 
        or service on a satellite in order to provide such point-to-
        multipoint distribution, except to the extent that such entity 
        provides such distribution pursuant to tariff under the 
        Communications Act of 1934, other than for private home viewing 
        pursuant to this section.''.
    (c) Conforming Amendments.--Title 17, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in the table of sections for chapter 1, by striking--
                    (A) the item relating to section 119; and
                    (B) the item relating to section 122;
            (2) in section 106, in the matter preceding paragraph (1), 
        by striking ``122'' and inserting ``121'';
            (3) in section 110(8), by striking ``section 111(f)'' and 
        inserting ``section 111(c)'';
            (4) in the table of sections for chapter 5, by striking the 
        item relating to section 510;
            (5) in section 501--
                    (A) in subsection (a), by striking ``122'' and 
                inserting ``121'';
                    (B) by striking subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f); 
                and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c)(1) With respect to any secondary transmission that is made by 
a cable system or by a satellite carrier of a performance or display of 
a work embodied in a primary transmission and is actionable as an act 
of infringement under section 111, a television broadcast station 
holding a copyright or other license to transmit or perform the same 
version of that work shall, for purposes of subsection (b), be treated 
as a legal or beneficial owner if such secondary transmission occurs 
within the designated market area of that station.
    ``(2) For purposes of this subsection, the term `designated market 
area' means a designated market area, as determined by Nielsen Media 
Research and published in the 1999-2000 Nielsen Station Index Directory 
and Nielsen Station Index United States Television Household Estimates 
or any successor publication.'';
            (6) by striking section 510;
            (7) in section 511(a), by striking ``122'' and inserting 
        ``121'';
            (8) in section 708(a)--
                    (A) in paragraph (8), by adding ``and'' at the end;
                    (B) in paragraph (9), by striking the semicolon at 
                the end and inserting a period;
                    (C) by striking paragraphs (10) and (11); and
                    (D) in the flush text at the end, by striking 
                ``Fees established under paragraphs (10) and (11) shall 
                be reasonable and may not exceed one-half of the cost 
                necessary to cover reasonable expenses incurred by the 
                Copyright Office for the collection and administration 
                of the statements of account and any royalty fees 
                deposited with such statements.'';
            (9) in section 801--
                    (A) by striking ``sections 111, 119, and'' each 
                place it appears and inserting ``section'';
                    (B) by striking ``111, 119, or'' each place it 
                appears; and
                    (C) in subsection (b)--
                            (i) in paragraph (1), in the matter 
                        preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 
                        ``119,'';
                            (ii) by striking paragraph (2);
                            (iii) by redesignating paragraphs (3) 
                        through (8) as paragraphs (2) through (7), 
                        respectively; and
                            (iv) in paragraph (2), as redesignated by 
                        clause (iii)--
                                    (I) in subparagraph (B), by 
                                striking ``, as the case may be''; and
                                    (II) in subparagraph (C), by 
                                striking ``section 804(b)(8)'' and 
                                inserting ``section 804(b)(7)'';
            (10) in section 803--
                    (A) in subsection (b)(1)(A)(i)--
                            (i) in the matter preceding subclause (I)--
                                    (I) by striking ``111,''; and
                                    (II) by striking ``119,'';
                            (ii) in subclause (V), by striking ``, 
                        except that the publication of notice 
                        requirement shall not apply in the case of 
                        proceedings under section 111 that are 
                        scheduled to commence in 2005'';
                    (B) in subsection (d)(2)(C)(i)--
                            (i) by striking ``111,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``119,''; and
                    (C) in subsection (e)(2)--
                            (i) by striking ``111,''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``119,''; and
                    (D) in section 804--
                            (i) in subsection (a)--
                                    (I) by striking ``paragraphs (1) 
                                and (2) of section 801(b)'' and 
                                inserting ``section 801(b)(1)'';
                                    (II) by striking ``111,''; and
                                    (III) by striking ``119,''; and
                            (ii) in subsection (b)--
                                    (I) by striking paragraph (1);
                                    (II) by redesignating paragraphs 
                                (2) through (8) as paragraphs (1) 
                                through (7), respectively; and
                                    (III) in paragraph (7), as 
                                redesignated by subclause (II)--
                                            (aa) by striking ``section 
                                        801(b)(3)'' and inserting 
                                        ``section 801(b)(2)''; and
                                            (bb) by striking ``111, 
                                        119, or''.

SEC. 4. REPEAL OF COMMISSION RULES RELATING TO REGULATORY INTERVENTION.

    The Federal Communications Commission shall take all actions 
necessary to--
            (1) repeal section 73.658 of title 47 of the Code of 
        Federal Regulations;
            (2) repeal subpart D of part 76 of title 47 of the Code of 
        Federal Regulations;
            (3) repeal subpart F of part 76 of title 47 of the Code of 
        Federal Regulations; and
            (4) modify the broadcast ownership limitations set forth in 
        section 73.3555 of title 47 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
        by eliminating--
                    (A) the restrictions on the number of broadcast 
                television stations that a person or entity may 
                directly or indirectly own, operate, or control in the 
                same designated market area (as such term is defined 
                under section 501(f)(2) of title 17, United States 
                Code, as described in subsection (b) of such section 
                73.3555;
                    (B) the radio-television cross-ownership rule, as 
                described in subsection (c) of such section 73.3555; 
                and
                    (C) the limitations on the direct or indirect 
                ownership, operation, or control of a broadcast 
                television station by a person or entity that directly 
                or indirectly owns, operates, or controls a daily 
                newspaper, as that term was defined in note 6 to such 
                section 73.3555 in effect on October 1, 2011, as 
                described in subsection (d) of such section 73.3555.

SEC. 5. TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS.

    (a) Congressional Finding.--Congress finds and declares that the 
enactment of this Act will change laws that have provided the basis for 
certain contracts, understandings, and arrangements related to 
retransmission consent and the distribution of video programming 
entered into prior to the enactment of this Act and that, accordingly, 
certain transitional measures are necessary to preserve an orderly 
marketplace for the provision of video programming to consumers.
    (b) Retransmission Consent.--
            (1) No new contracts.--No contract, understanding, or 
        arrangement for the retransmission consent shall be entered 
        into pursuant to section 325(b) of the Communications Act of 
        1934 (47 U.S.C. 325(b)) after the date of enactment of this 
        Act.
            (2) Extension of prior contracts.--Any contract, 
        understanding, or arrangement for retransmission consent 
        entered into pursuant to section 325(b) of the Communications 
        Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 325(b)) prior to the date of enactment 
        of this Act, which by the terms of the contract, understanding, 
        or arrangement expires before July 1, 2014, shall be deemed to 
        be extended through July 1, 2014 based on the terms of the 
        contract, understanding, or arrangement in effect on the date 
        before the expiration date of the contract, understanding, or 
        arrangement.
            (3) Expiration of prior contracts.--No contract, 
        understanding, or arrangement for retransmission consent 
        entered into pursuant to section 325(b) of the Communications 
        Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 325(b)) before the date of enactment of 
        this Act shall be enforceable by any person or entity after 
        July 1, 2014.
    (c) Continued Collection and Distribution of Previously Due 
Royalties.--Notwithstanding section 5, the collection and distribution 
of royalties due for secondary transmissions made pursuant to sections 
111 and 119 of title 17, United States Code, prior to July 1, 2014, 
shall continue to be governed by such title and the rules of the 
Register of Copyrights and Copyright Royalty Judges as in effect prior 
to the date of enactment of this Act until such time as the Register 
certifies that all royalties collected pursuant to such provisions have 
been distributed.

SEC. 6. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    Except as provided in section 5, this Act and the amendments made 
by this Act, shall take effect on July 1, 2014.
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