Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.R. 1762 (ih) To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to expand the scope of the respite care program of the Department of Veterans Affairs. [Introduced in House] ...

H.R. 1762 (ih) To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to expand the scope of the respite care program of the Department of Veterans Affairs. [Introduced in House] ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org






                                                       Calendar No. 122

106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 1761

                          [Report No. 106-216]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

          To amend provisions of title 17, United States Code.

_______________________________________________________________________

                              July 1, 1999

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed





                                                 Union Calendar No. 122
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1761

                          [Report No. 106-216]

          To amend provisions of title 17, United States Code.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 11, 1999

 Mr. Rogan (for himself and Mr. Coble) introduced the following bill; 
          which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

                              July 1, 1999

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
          To amend provisions of title 17, United States Code.

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

<DELETED>SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    This Act may be cited as the ``Copyright Damages 
Improvement Act of 1999''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 2. STATUTORY DAMAGES ENHANCEMENT.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    Section 504(c) of title 17, United States Code, is 
amended--</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (1) in paragraph (1)--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) by striking ``$500'' and inserting 
                ``$750''; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) by striking ``$20,000'' and inserting 
                ``$30,000''; and</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    (2) in paragraph (2)--</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (A) by inserting ``(A)'' after 
                ``(2)'';</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (B) by striking ``$100,000'' and inserting 
                ``$150,000'';</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (C) by inserting after the second sentence 
                the following:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(B) In a case where the copyright owner 
        demonstrates that the infringement was part of a repeated 
        pattern or practice of infringement, the court may increase the 
        award of statutory damages to a sum of not more than $250,000 
        per work.''; and</DELETED>
                <DELETED>    (D) by striking ``The court shall remit 
                statutory damages'' and inserting the 
                following:</DELETED>
        <DELETED>    ``(C) The court shall remit statutory 
        damages''.</DELETED>

<DELETED>SEC. 3. STATUTORY DAMAGES CLARIFICATION.</DELETED>

<DELETED>    Section 504(c) of title 17, United States Code, is amended 
by inserting at the end the following new sentence: ``For purposes of 
chapter 5 of title 11, `willful' infringement shall be considered to be 
willful and malicious injury to the property of another.''.</DELETED>

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Copyright Damages Improvement Act of 
1999''.

SEC. 2. STATUTORY DAMAGES ENHANCEMENT.

    Section 504(c) of title 17, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1)--
                    (A) by striking ``$500'' and inserting ``$750''; 
                and
                    (B) by striking ``$20,000'' and inserting 
                ``$30,000''; and
            (2) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) by inserting ``(A)'' after ``(2)'';
                    (B) by striking ``$100,000'' and inserting 
                ``$300,000'';
                    (C) by inserting after the second sentence the 
                following:
            ``(B) In a case where the copyright owner demonstrates that 
        the infringement was part of a repeated pattern or practice of 
        infringement, the court may increase the award of statutory 
        damages to a sum of not more than $250,000 per work.''; and
                    (D) by striking ``The court shall remit statutory 
                damages'' and inserting the following:
            ``(C) The court shall remit statutory damages''.

SEC. 3. SENTENCING COMMISSION GUIDELINES.

    Section 2(g) of the No Electronic Theft (NET) Act (28 U.S.C. 994 
note) is amended by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:
    ``(2) In implementing paragraph (1), the Sentencing Commission 
shall amend the guideline applicable to criminal infringement of a 
copyright or trademark to provide an enhancement based upon the retail 
price of the legitimate items that are infringed upon and the quantity 
of the infringing items. To the extent the conduct involves a violation 
of section 2319A of title 18, United States Code, the enhancement shall 
be based upon the retail price of the infringing items and the quantity 
of the infringing items.
    ``(3) Paragraph (1) shall be implemented not later than 3 months 
after the later of--
            ``(A) the first day occurring after May 20, 1999, or
            ``(B) the first day after the date of the enactment of this 
        paragraph,
on which sufficient members of the Sentencing Commission have been 
confirmed to constitute a quorum.
    ``(4) The Commission shall promulgate the guidelines or amendments 
provided for under this section in accordance with the procedures set 
forth in section 21(a) of the Sentencing Act of 1987, as though the 
authority under that Act had not expired.''.

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.R. 437 (rh) To provide for a Chief Financial Officer in the Executive Office of the President. [Reported in House] ...
2 S. 1053 (is) To amend the Clean Air Act to incorporate certain provisions of the transportation conformity regulations, as in effect on March 1, 1999. [Introduced in Senate] ...
3 S. 698 (is) To review the suitability and feasibility of recovering costs of high altitude rescues at Denali National Park and Preserve in the state of Alaska, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
4 H.R. 4389 (enr) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain water distribution facilities to the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District. [Enrolled bill] ...
5 H.Res. 533 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
6 H.R. 1693 (enr) To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to clarify the overtime exemption for employees engaged in fire protection activities. [Enrolled bill] ...
7 S.Res. 234 (ats) Recognizing the contribution of older persons to their communities and commending the work of organizations that participate in programs assisting older persons and that promote the goals of the International Year of Older Persons. [Agree...
8 S. 2812 (enr) To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the oath of renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having certain disabilities. [Enrolled bill] ...
9 H.R. 4219 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to eliminate the 15 percent reduction in payment rates under the prospective payment system for home health services under the Medicare Program. [Introduced in House] ...
10 S. 1694 (rh) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study on the reclamation and reuse of water and wastewater in the State of Hawaii. [Reported in House] ...
11 H.Con.Res. 45 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
12 S. 2499 (es) To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Pennsylvania. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
13 S. 2082 (is) To establish a program to award grants to improve and maintain sites honoring Presidents of the United States. [Introduced in Senate] ...
14 H.R. 441 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
15 H.R. 16 (ih) To provide a program of national health insurance, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
16 S. 441 (rs) To amend the National Trails System Act to designate the route of the War of 1812 British invasion of Maryland and Washington, District of Columbia, and the route of the American defense, for study for potential addition to the national trails...
17 S.Con.Res. 97 (ats) Expressing the support of Congress for activities to increase public awareness of multiple sclerosis. [Agreed to Senate] ...
18 H.Con.Res. 122 (ih) Recognizing the United States Border Patrol's 75 years of service since its founding. [Introduced in House] ...
19 H.R. 4028 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to expand the [Introduced in House] ...
20 H.R. 3908 (rfs) Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. [Referred in Senate] ...
21 H.Con.Res. 222 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
22 H.Res. 14 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
23 S. 1750 (rs) To reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...
24 S. 1606 (pcs) To reenact chapter 12 of title 11, United States Code, and for other purposes. [Placed on Calendar Senate] ...
25 S.Res. 26 (is) Relating to Taiwan's Participation in the World Health Organization. [Introduced in Senate] ...
26 S.Con.Res. 44 (is) Expressing the sense of the Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued in honor of the U.S.S. New Jersey and all those who served aboard her. [Introduced in Senate] ...
27 S.Con.Res. 23 (es) [Engrossed in Senate] ...
28 H.R. 1114 (ih) To amend part S of title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to permit the use of certain amounts for assistance to jail-based substance treatment programs, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
29 H.R. 1497 (rh) To amend the Small Business Act with respect to the women's business center program. [Reported in House] ...
30 H.Con.Res. 47 (rh) Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby. [Reported in House] ...


Other Documents:

106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy