Senate Panel OKs Bill To Reform Copyright Arbitration System

Law360, New York (September 23, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A bill to overhaul the much-maligned $200 million U.S. copyright arbitration system has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

The committee had postponed action on HR-1417, with the bill being tied up in the Senate committee due to an unrelated bill on DNA use in law enforcement.

But on Tuesday, Senator Orrin Hatch scheduled the bill for markup again. Action was done quickly, without amendment or objection, and on a voice vote.

The bill has already been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on...
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