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S. 3609 - Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012

Commerce. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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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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There have been no votes on this bill.

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

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    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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