S. 3609 - Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012

Commerce. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to adopt fair standards and procedures by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are made with respect to webcasting, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
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Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012

S. 3609 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to adopt fair standards and procedures by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are made with respect to webcasting, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to adopt fair standards and procedures by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are made with respect to webcasting, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012
Sponsor
Ron Wyden
Co-Sponsors
    Subjects
    • Commerce
    • Administrative remedies
    • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
    • Competition and antitrust
    • Congressional agencies
    • Congressional oversight
    • Government information and archives
    • Intellectual property
    • Internet and video services
    • Judicial review and appeals
    • Library of Congress
    • Licensing and registrations
    • Music
    • Sound recording
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    Major Actions
    Introduced9/21/2012
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced9/21/2012
    9/21/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    9/21/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2007 For $52,182 Against $24,150
    2. March - April 2007 For $149,908 Against $106,850
    3. May - June 2007 For $89,786 Against $81,958
    4. July - August 2007 For $37,134 Against $44,771
    5. September - October 2007 For $103,969 Against $82,530
    6. November - December 2007 For $90,310 Against $135,820
    7. January - February 2008 For $48,572 Against $50,050
    8. March - April 2008 For $106,630 Against $126,310
    9. May - June 2008 For $82,525 Against $188,287
    10. July - August 2008 For $52,868 Against $94,512
    11. September - October 2008 For $160,787 Against $244,846
    12. November - December 2008 For $45,900 Against $51,500
    13. January - February 2009 For $25,060 Against $36,650
    14. March - April 2009 For $131,834 Against $110,300
    15. May - June 2009 For $70,010 Against $89,515
    16. July - August 2009 For $59,698 Against $66,850
    17. September - October 2009 For $71,152 Against $59,700
    18. November - December 2009 For $88,410 Against $86,000
    19. January - February 2010 For $86,305 Against $66,807
    20. March - April 2010 For $131,403 Against $136,316
    21. May - June 2010 For $137,026 Against $113,404
    22. July - August 2010 For $67,775 Against $57,200
    23. September - October 2010 For $229,648 Against $241,100
    24. November - December 2010 For $35,715 Against $24,850
    25. January - February 2011 For $42,744 Against $84,119
    26. March - April 2011 For $114,592 Against $84,330
    27. May - June 2011 For $110,466 Against $99,354
    28. July - August 2011 For $60,781 Against $32,154
    29. September - October 2011 For $115,337 Against $62,217
    30. November - December 2011 For $142,682 Against $61,000
    31. January - February 2012 For $29,897 Against $25,549
    32. March - April 2012 For $81,749 Against $66,538
    33. May - June 2012 For $145,962 Against $99,285
    34. July - August 2012 For $83,610 Against $57,304
    35. September - October 2012 For $97,550 Against $141,816
    36. November - December 2012 For $32,375 Against $15,700

    Votes

      22 Organizations Supported and 10 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012

      22 organizations supported this bill

      977 Music
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Accuradio
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Clear Channel Communications
      Peoples, Glenn (2012, November 2). Business Matters: Internet Radio Bill is About Fairness -- and Money. Billboard. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/business-matters-internet-radio-bill-is-1008001082.story.
      Computer & Communications Industry Association
      CCIA (2012, September 21). CCIA Applauds Introduction of Internet Radio Fairness Act. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from CCIA.
      Consumer Electronics Association
      Ellis, Grace & Laura Hubbard (2012, September 21). CEA Endorses Internet Radio Fairness Act. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from CEA.
      Digital Media Association
      IRFC (2012, October 25). Internet Radio Fairness Coalition Launches to Help Accelerate Growth and Innovation in Internet Radio To Benefit Artists, Consumers and the Recording Industry. MarketWatch: The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://www.marketwatch.com/story/internet-radio-fairness-coalition-launches-to-help-accelerate-growth-and-innovation-in-internet-radio-to-benefit-artists-consumers-and-the-recording-industry-2012-10-25.
      Digital Sound and Video
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Digitally Imported
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Dsn Hits
      DSN Hits (2012, September 1). Internet Radio Fairness Act. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from DSN Hitls.
      Electronic Frontier Foundation
      Stoltz, Mitch (2012, October 31). The Internet Radio Fairness Act: What it Is, Why it’s Needed. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from EFF.
      Engine
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Hd103.com
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Internet Radio Fairness Coalition
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Musera Radio
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      National Association of Broadcasters
      Sisario, Ben (2012, September 23). Proposed Bill Could Change Royalty Rates for Internet Radio. New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/business/media/proposed-bill-could-change-royalty-rates-for-internet-radio.html.
      National Religious Broadcasters
      IRFC (2012, October 25). Internet Radio Fairness Coalition Launches to Help Accelerate Growth and Innovation in Internet Radio To Benefit Artists, Consumers and the Recording Industry. MarketWatch: The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://www.marketwatch.com/story/internet-radio-fairness-coalition-launches-to-help-accelerate-growth-and-innovation-in-internet-radio-to-benefit-artists-consumers-and-the-recording-industry-2012-10-25.
      Pandora
      Sisario, Ben (2012, September 23). Proposed Bill Could Change Royalty Rates for Internet Radio. New York Times. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/business/media/proposed-bill-could-change-royalty-rates-for-internet-radio.html.
      Radio Paradise
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Salem Communications
      IRFC (2012, October 25). Internet Radio Fairness Coalition Launches to Help Accelerate Growth and Innovation in Internet Radio To Benefit Artists, Consumers and the Recording Industry. MarketWatch: The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://www.marketwatch.com/story/internet-radio-fairness-coalition-launches-to-help-accelerate-growth-and-innovation-in-internet-radio-to-benefit-artists-consumers-and-the-recording-industry-2012-10-25.
      Small Webcaster Alliance
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Triton Digital
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.
      Trulocal Media
      IRFC (n.d.). The IRFA: Good for Consumers, Artists and the Recording Industry. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from IRFC.

      10 organizations opposed this bill

      AFL-CIO
      Martinez, Jennifer (2012, October 25). musicFIRST slams new coalition of Internet royalty bill supporters. The Hill. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/264197-musicfirst-slams-new-coalition-of-internet-royalty-bill-supporters.
      American Association of Independent Music
      Bengloff, Richard (2012, October 1). Re: HR 6480 / S 3609. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from Music First Coalition.
      Americans for Tax Reform
      Norquist, Grover G. (2012, November 13). ATR Letter to Senators & Congressmen. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from Digital Liberty.
      Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
      Schatz, Thomas A. (2012, November 16). CCAGW Letter to Senators and Congressmen. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from Music First Coalition.
      MusicFirst Coalition
      Martinez, Jennifer (2012, October 25). musicFIRST Slams New Coalition of Internet Royalty Bill Supporters. The Hill. Retrieved November 1, 2012, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/264197-musicfirst-slams-new-coalition-of-internet-royalty-bill-supporters.
      Nashville Songwriters Association
      Martinez, Jennifer. (2012, November 16). Songwriters Oppose Pandora-Backed Internet Royalty Bill. The Hill. Retrieved November 18, 2012, from http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/268467-songwriters-oppose-pandora-backed-internet-royalty-bill.
      National Music Publishers' Association
      Israelite, David (2012, November 20). Internet Radio Fairness Act Undermines Value of Music and Copyright. The Hill. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/technology/268891-internet-radio-fairness-act-undermines-value-of-music-and-copyright.
      SAG-AFTRA
      Bjorklund, Terrie M. (2012, October 22). Re: H.R. 6480, the “Internet Radio Fairness Act”. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from Music First Coalition.
      SoundExchange
      Huppe, Michael (2012, October 2). SoundExchange Letter to Representatives. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from Music First Coalition.
      The Recording Academy
      Friedman, Daryl P. (2012, October 1). Letter to Congressman Chaffetz. Retrieved November 20, 2012, from Music First Coalition.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$5,000
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,182$30,700
      Kelly AyotteRNH$30,101$1,500
      John BarrassoRWY$46,650$1,000
      Max BaucusDMT$51,172$20,750
      Mark BegichDAK$22,493$30,850
      Michael F. BennetDCO$45,250$51,150
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,500$4,500
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$14,550$32,600
      Roy BluntRMO$80,538$20,400
      John BoozmanRAR$12,400$1,250
      Barbara BoxerDCA$84,928$206,986
      Scott P. BrownRMA$111,282$9,475
      Sherrod BrownDOH$48,901$85,100
      Richard BurrRNC$38,850$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$31,712$13,400
      Ben CardinDMD$14,696$43,693
      Tom CarperDDE$17,040$5,900
      Bob CaseyDPA$30,550$53,063
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$51,534$23,250
      Daniel CoatsRIN$6,000$1,250
      Tom CoburnROK$4,500$1,000
      William Thad CochranRMS$10,000$250
      Susan M. CollinsRME$18,745$10,100
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$2,000$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$23,500$20,450
      Bob CorkerRTN$27,912$75,651
      John CornynRTX$77,545$28,000
      Mike CrapoRID$15,520$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$31,400$2,000
      Dick DurbinDIL$18,850$45,500
      Mike EnziRWY$6,000$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$39,239$105,400
      Al FrankenDMN$43,902$200,706
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$116,115$175,842
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$11,750$46,024
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$28,076$29,500
      Kay R. HaganDNC$47,398$53,643
      Tom HarkinDIA$17,800$30,780
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$61,000$50,400
      Dean HellerRNV$40,750$3,000
      John HoevenRND$14,200$3,150
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$8,150$0
      Jim InhofeROK$11,250$3,300
      Dan InouyeDHI$20,000$10,000
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$41,550$2,000
      Mike JohannsRNE$13,550$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$7,150$650
      Tim JohnsonDSD$19,300$26,118
      John F. KerryDMA$18,238$18,200
      Mark KirkRIL$13,950$5,500
      Amy KlobucharDMN$52,998$52,342
      Herb KohlDWI$-500$0
      Jon KylRAZ$5,567$3,500
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$79,698$25,550
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$28,100$20,400
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$128,061$124,956
      Mike LeeRUT$13,500$2,750
      Carl LevinDMI$19,723$37,621
      Joe LiebermanICT$-1,900$1,000
      Dick LugarRIN$16,450$7,050
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$19,916$29,550
      John McCainRAZ$13,976$23,550
      Claire McCaskillDMO$57,631$63,217
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$96,319$45,100
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$87,972$80,050
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$14,349$66,837
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,600$14,016
      Jerry MoranRKS$9,012$1,400
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$9,900$7,050
      Patty MurrayDWA$23,433$52,166
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$15,125$2,900
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$42,059$33,500
      Rand PaulRKY$10,800$4,100
      Rob PortmanROH$66,215$3,250
      Mark L. PryorDAR$16,231$16,800
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,450$10,500
      Harry ReidDNV$147,564$153,650
      Jim RischRID$10,094$250
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,750$2,550
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$33,836$26,800
      Marco RubioRFL$35,400$15,438
      Bernie SandersIVT$4,490$10,900
      Chuck SchumerDNY$70,759$121,528
      Jeff SessionsRAL$12,700$11,000
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,224$59,425
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$18,230$1,000
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$20,312$11,500
      Debbie StabenowDMI$22,071$54,439
      Jon TesterDMT$48,466$49,691
      John ThuneRSD$48,950$6,165
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$23,049$8,050
      Mark UdallDCO$44,712$85,584
      Tom UdallDNM$16,174$81,212
      David VitterRLA$43,800$1,800
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$77,818$75,250
      Jim WebbDVA$3,845$4,200
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$24,692$44,524
      Roger F. WickerRMS$45,769$4,550
      Ron WydenDOR$36,293$2,000

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$5,000
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$4,182$30,700
      Kelly AyotteRNH$30,101$1,500
      John BarrassoRWY$46,650$1,000
      Max BaucusDMT$51,172$20,750
      Mark BegichDAK$22,493$30,850
      Michael F. BennetDCO$45,250$51,150
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$1,500$4,500
      Richard BlumenthalDCT$14,550$32,600
      Roy BluntRMO$80,538$20,400
      John BoozmanRAR$12,400$1,250
      Barbara BoxerDCA$84,928$206,986
      Scott P. BrownRMA$111,282$9,475
      Sherrod BrownDOH$48,901$85,100
      Richard BurrRNC$38,850$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$31,712$13,400
      Ben CardinDMD$14,696$43,693
      Tom CarperDDE$17,040$5,900
      Bob CaseyDPA$30,550$53,063
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$51,534$23,250
      Daniel CoatsRIN$6,000$1,250
      Tom CoburnROK$4,500$1,000
      William Thad CochranRMS$10,000$250
      Susan M. CollinsRME$18,745$10,100
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$2,000$0
      Christopher A. CoonsDDE$23,500$20,450
      Bob CorkerRTN$27,912$75,651
      John CornynRTX$77,545$28,000
      Mike CrapoRID$15,520$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$31,400$2,000
      Dick DurbinDIL$18,850$45,500
      Mike EnziRWY$6,000$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$39,239$105,400
      Al FrankenDMN$43,902$200,706
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$116,115$175,842
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$11,750$46,024
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$28,076$29,500
      Kay R. HaganDNC$47,398$53,643
      Tom HarkinDIA$17,800$30,780
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$61,000$50,400
      Dean HellerRNV$40,750$3,000
      John HoevenRND$14,200$3,150
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$8,150$0
      Jim InhofeROK$11,250$3,300
      Dan InouyeDHI$20,000$10,000
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$41,550$2,000
      Mike JohannsRNE$13,550$0
      Ron JohnsonRWI$7,150$650
      Tim JohnsonDSD$19,300$26,118
      John F. KerryDMA$18,238$18,200
      Mark KirkRIL$13,950$5,500
      Amy KlobucharDMN$52,998$52,342
      Herb KohlDWI$-500$0
      Jon KylRAZ$5,567$3,500
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$79,698$25,550
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$28,100$20,400
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$128,061$124,956
      Mike LeeRUT$13,500$2,750
      Carl LevinDMI$19,723$37,621
      Joe LiebermanICT$-1,900$1,000
      Dick LugarRIN$16,450$7,050
      Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$19,916$29,550
      John McCainRAZ$13,976$23,550
      Claire McCaskillDMO$57,631$63,217
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$96,319$45,100
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$87,972$80,050
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$14,349$66,837
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$13,600$14,016
      Jerry MoranRKS$9,012$1,400
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$9,900$7,050
      Patty MurrayDWA$23,433$52,166
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$15,125$2,900
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$42,059$33,500
      Rand PaulRKY$10,800$4,100
      Rob PortmanROH$66,215$3,250
      Mark L. PryorDAR$16,231$16,800
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$4,450$10,500
      Harry ReidDNV$147,564$153,650
      Jim RischRID$10,094$250
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$15,750$2,550
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$33,836$26,800
      Marco RubioRFL$35,400$15,438
      Bernie SandersIVT$4,490$10,900
      Chuck SchumerDNY$70,759$121,528
      Jeff SessionsRAL$12,700$11,000
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$11,224$59,425
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$18,230$1,000
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$20,312$11,500
      Debbie StabenowDMI$22,071$54,439
      Jon TesterDMT$48,466$49,691
      John ThuneRSD$48,950$6,165
      Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$23,049$8,050
      Mark UdallDCO$44,712$85,584
      Tom UdallDNM$16,174$81,212
      David VitterRLA$43,800$1,800
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$77,818$75,250
      Jim WebbDVA$3,845$4,200
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$24,692$44,524
      Roger F. WickerRMS$45,769$4,550
      Ron WydenDOR$36,293$2,000

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Commercial TV & radio stations$1,902,469
      Computer manufacture & services$1,074,433
      Online Entertainment$116,200
      Communications & Electronics$114,100
      Consumer groups$5,150

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Recorded Music & music production$1,508,213
      Minority/Ethnic Groups$787,768
      Entertainment unions$340,900
      Labor Unions$293,200
      Bands, orchestras & other live music production$161,586
      Fiscal & tax policy$57,975
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