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        WORK MADE FOR HIRE AND COPYRIGHT CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2000
Public Law 106-379
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
     To make certain corrections in copyright law. <<NOTE: Oct. 27, 
                         2000 -  [H. R. 5107]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Work Made For 
Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000.>> 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. <<NOTE: 17 USC 101 note.>> 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Work Made For Hire and Copyright 
Corrections Act of 2000''.

SEC. 2. WORK MADE FOR HIRE.

    (a) Definition.--The definition of ``work made for hire'' contained 
in section 101 of title 17, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking ``as a sound recording,''; 
        and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
        ``In determining whether any work is eligible to be considered a 
        work made for hire under paragraph (2), neither the amendment 
        contained in section 1011(d) of the Intellectual Property and 
        Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, as enacted by section 
        1000(a)(9) of Public Law 106-113, nor the deletion of the words 
        added by that amendment--
                    ``(A) shall be considered or otherwise given any 
                legal significance, or
                    ``(B) shall be interpreted to indicate congressional 
                approval or disapproval of, or acquiescence in, any 
                judicial determination,
        by the courts or the Copyright Office. Paragraph (2) shall be 
        interpreted as if both section 2(a)(1) of the Work Made For Hire 
        and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000 and section 1011(d) of the 
        Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 
        1999, as enacted by section 1000(a)(9) of Public Law 106-113, 
        were never enacted, and without regard to any inaction or 
        awareness by the Congress at any time of any judicial 
        determinations.''.

    (b) Effective <<NOTE: 17 USC 101 note.>> Date.--
            (1) Effective date.--The amendments made by this section 
        shall be effective as of November 29, 1999.
            (2) Severability.--If the provisions of paragraph (1), or 
        any application of such provisions to any person or 
        circumstance, is held to be invalid, the remainder of this 
        section, the amendments made by this section, and the 
        application of this section to any other person or circumstance 
        shall not be affected by such invalidation.

SEC. 3. OTHER AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 17, UNITED STATES CODE.

    (a) Amendments to Chapter 7.--Chapter 7 of title 17, United States 
Code, is amended as follows:
            (1) Section 710, and the item relating to that section in 
        the table of contents for chapter 7, are repealed.
            (2) Section 705(a) is amended to read as follows:

    ``(a) <<NOTE: Records.>> The Register of Copyrights shall ensure 
that records of deposits, registrations, recordations, and other actions 
taken under this title are maintained, and that indexes of such records 
are prepared.''.
            (3)(A) Section 708(a) is amended to read as follows:

    ``(a) Fees.--Fees shall be paid to the Register of Copyrights--
            ``(1) on filing each application under section 408 for 
        registration of a copyright claim or for a supplementary 
        registration, including the issuance of a certificate of 
        registration if registration is made;
            ``(2) on filing each application for registration of a claim 
        for renewal of a subsisting copyright under section 304(a), 
        including the issuance of a certificate of registration if 
        registration is made;
            ``(3) for the issuance of a receipt for a deposit under 
        section 407;
            ``(4) for the recordation, as provided by section 205, of a 
        transfer of copyright ownership or other document;
            ``(5) for the filing, under section 115(b), of a notice of 
        intention to obtain a compulsory license;
            ``(6) for the recordation, under section 302(c), of a 
        statement revealing the identity of an author of an anonymous or 
        pseudonymous work, or for the recordation, under section 302(d), 
        of a statement relating to the death of an author;
            ``(7) for the issuance, under section 706, of an additional 
        certificate of registration;
            ``(8) for the issuance of any other certification; and
            ``(9) for the making and reporting of a search as provided 
        by section 705, and for any related services.

The Register is authorized to fix fees for other services, including the 
cost of preparing copies of Copyright Office records, whether or not 
such copies are certified, based on the cost of providing the 
service.''.
                    (B) Section 708(b) is amended--
                          (i) by striking the matter preceding paragraph 
                      (1) and inserting the following:

    ``(b) Adjustment of Fees.--The Register of Copyrights may, by 
regulation, adjust the fees for the services specified in paragraphs (1) 
through (9) of subsection (a) in the following manner:'';
                          (ii) in paragraph (1), by striking 
                      ``increase'' and inserting ``adjustment'';
                          (iii) in paragraph (2), by striking 
                      ``increase'' the first place it appears and 
                      inserting ``adjust''; and
                          (iv) in paragraph (5), by striking 
                      ``increased'' and inserting ``adjusted''.

    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 121(a) of title 17, United States 
Code, is amended by striking ``sections 106 and 710'' and inserting 
``section 106''.
    (c) Effective <<NOTE: 17 USC 708 note.>> Date.--
            (1) In general.--The amendments made by this section shall 
        take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act.
            (2) Carry-over of existing fees.--The fees under section 
        708(a) of title 17, United States Code, on the date of the 
        enactment of this Act shall be the fees in effect under section 
        708(a) of such title on the day before such date of enactment.

    Approved October 27, 2000.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5107:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 106-861 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
            Sept. 19, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 12, considered and passed Senate.

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