Copyright Arbitration Overhaul Stalled In U.S. Senate

Law360, New York (September 12, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill to overhaul the $200 million U.S. copyright arbitration system has once again been stalled in Congress, even though legislators are principally in agreement on the need for the reform.

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee postponed action on HR-1417, which would replace the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panels with 3 administrative law judges specializing in copyright, based at the Library of Congress, and serving staggered terms.

The bill, originally slated for markup July 22, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on a 406-0...
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