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House Passes Copyright Royalty Act

On March 3, the House passed the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004 (H.R. 1417):

  • From the Washington Post, via BizReport, the act “would authorize a judge appointed by the Librarian of Congress to hear royalty disputes, eliminating a system that webcasters say excludes them from the process of determining the amount of money they pay to musicians, songwriters and record companies for broadcasting their music.”
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