United States House Committee on the Judiciary

  1. Rep. Jerrold Nadler Selected to Head House Judiciary Subcommittee That Oversees Copyright

    January 29, 2014 3:32 PM EST Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) has been elected ranking minority member of the House Judiciary subcommittee that oversees issues vital to the music industry. A member of the House Judiciary Committee for 22 years, Nadler's selection is expected t ...

  2. House Judiciary Committee to Conduct Comprehensive Review of Copyright Law

    April 24, 2013 6:53 PM EDT Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced Wednesday the committee will conduct a comprehensive review of US copyright law in the coming months. “The goal of these hearings will be to determine whether the laws ar ...

  3. Business Matters: How Tuesday's Elections Impact the Music Business

    November 07, 2012 5:00 PM EST The music business lost one of its biggest supporters and a long-time friend in Tuesday's elections. Howard Berman lost his seat in the House after 30 years in office while Mary Bono Mack, widow of the late musician Sony Bono, lost her seat i ...

  4. Michigan Congressmen Speak Out On Performance Rights Act

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two Michigan Democrats spoke out on opposing sides of the Performance Rights Act on Tuesday as the PR campaign on both sides begins to heat up. Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said during a MusicFirst Coalition press ...

  5. Lawmakers Call For Performance Rights Act Negotiations

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST With both the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee now having approved the Performance Rights Act, the chairman of both committees - respectively Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) - with a b ...

  6. MusicFirst Coalition Lobbies Congress On Performance Right

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a move to bolster its campaign to get Congress to pass the Performance Right Act, which calls for artists and master rights owners to be compensated when their songs are played on terrestrial radio, the musicFirst coalition visited the halls of ...

  7. Performance Right Act Reintroduced To Congress

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected the Performance Right Act has been reintroduced jointly to Congress today with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), and B ...

  8. Performance Rights Act To Be Reintroduced

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Performance Rights Act - which would require radio stations to pay royalties to artists and labels for songs they broadcast over the air - will be reintroduced into the new 111th Congress this week, according to a letter signed by members of t ...

  9. House Committee Passes PRO IP Bill

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The House Judiciary Committee today passed by voice vote the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, called the PRO IP Act, without amendment. The bill (H.R. 4279) authorizes additional resources and personnel to inv ...

  10. DiMA Taps Barnes As Legislative Counsel

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Assn. has reached into the domain of the entertainment industry -- the House Judiciary Committee -- tapping Greg Barnes as its new legislative counsel and director of government affairs. Barnes was senior counsel to House Judicia ...

  11. House Members Introduce IP Enforcement Bill

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee today introduced an intellectual property rights enforcement bill. They hope that the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007 ("PRO IP") will improve federal ...

  12. Congressman Calls For XM-Sirius Hearing

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is urging the House Judiciary Committee to examine the potential merger between XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. He wants the committee to hold a hearing to look more closely at legal parameters and competi ...

  13. Smith Drops Copyright Bill

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legislation aimed to reform music licensing laws. Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, on Wednesday (Sept. 27) pulled his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he didn� ...

  14. House Panel OKs Pair Of Biz Bills

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST A pair of bills, one long sought by Hollywood and the other long reviled by the industry, could soon be on the way to the president's desk for his signature as a single measure. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A pair of bills, on ...

  15. Family Entertainment Bill Clears House Hurdle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared a key House subcommittee on March 3. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared ...

  16. Family Entertainment Bill Clears House Hurdle

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music/film legislation heads to full committee. A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared a key House subcommittee on March 3. The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Courts, th ...

  17. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  18. Copy-Protection Bill Raises Ire In House

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an extraordinary move, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and two Judiciary copyright subcommittee leaders have publicly come out in opposition to a bill introduced by a committee member In an extraordinary move, the chairman of the ...

  19. ClearPlay Hearing In D.C. This Week

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has scheduled a hearing Thursday (May 20) to examine the so-called moral rights issues in a legal dispute between the motion pi WASHINGTON--The House Subcommittee on Courts, ...

  20. Congressman Calls For ClearPlay Settlement

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A powerful House committee chairman is pressing for a settlement between the Directors Guild of America and ClearPlay. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--A powerful House committee chairman is pressing for a settlement between the Directors Guild of ...

  21. Feds Join ClearPlay Fray

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House committee chairman is pressuring for a settlement between the Directors Guild Association (DGA) and ClearPlay, the company that offers technology that allows DVD players to skip over violence, A House committee chairman is pressuring for a ...

  22. Feds Join ClearPlay Fray

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House committee chairman is pressuring for a settlement between the Directors Guild Association (DGA) and ClearPlay, the company that offers technology that allows DVD players to skip over violence, A House committee chairman is pressuring for a ...

  23. Hearing Set To Mull Satellite Retransmission Bill

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rep. Fred Upton has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. WASHINGTON--Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., has scheduled an April 10 hearing to discuss the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act. Upton, who is cha ...