Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sound Recording Simplificaiton Act of 2011

Congressman Jared Polis is the first to respond to Congressman Conyers' call to action for copyright reform.
Congressmen Jared Polis and John Conyers, Jr.
Sound Recording Simplification Act of 2011

This is the section that is proposed to be stricken from the U.S. Copyright Law:

(c) With respect to sound recordings fixed before February 15, 1972, any rights or remedies under the common law or statutes of any State shall not be annulled or limited by this title until February 15, 2067. The preemptive provisions of subsection (a) shall apply to any such rights and remedies pertaining to any cause of action arising from undertakings commenced on and after February 15, 2067. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 303, no sound recording fixed before February 15, 1972, shall be subject to copyright under this title before, on, or after February 15, 2067.

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