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The Copyright Office report on compulsory licensing of broadcast signals hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session ... November 12, 1997. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

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  • Copyright -- Broadcasting rights -- United States.,
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  • Cable television -- Licenses -- United States.,
  • Direct broadcast satellite television -- Licenses -- United States.

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SeriesS. hrg. ;, 105-472
LC ClassificationsKF26 .J8 1997u
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 144 p. :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL468753M
ISBN 100160565804
LC Control Number98190600

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Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Compulsory licensing may be established through negotiating licenses that provide terms within the parameters of the compulsory license. Essentially compulsory licensing provide that copyright owners may only exercise the exclusive rights granted to them under copyright law in a certain way and through a certain system. However, in some circumstances—known as compulsory licenses—a copyright owner’s permission is not required, provided that the user follows certain rules and pays fees set by law. Such compulsory licenses are commonly used by satellite television providers, cable providers, webcasters, and music companies. In this report, we use the term “local broadcast television stations” to refer to local television stations that are provided free over-the-air to the public, such as WJZ —a television station available to viewers in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mr. Chairman, the concept of compulsory licensing is a very necessary tool given the complexities of clearing programming in broadcast signals with copyright owners. An objective of the SHVA was originally to facilitate a market-based approach to licensing.   COMPULSORY LICENSING. A compulsory license is a term generally applied to a statutory license to do an act covered by an exclusive right without the prior authorization of the right owner. Compulsory licensing allows for the use of protected (in this case, copyrighted material) without the prior permission of the owner of the right.   After Shamnad’s comprehensive post about the basic facts of the case of Entertainment Network v. Super Cassettes Ltd.,. not much remains to be discussed except the great impact that the judgment will have on the Indian music industry and copyright holders of sound recordings. A quick recap on the two most important aspects of the decision: 1. An . But before we get to the Report’s recommendations as to how to implement these principles, including four subsidiary principles, we need some background on the current music licensing framework. So instead of the Report’s page primer (which is quite readable and mostly correct), here’s a roughly three-page summary of the current music.

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