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COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

JACK BROOKS, Texas, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky

HENRY J. HYDE, Nlinois WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

Wisconsin PATRICIA SCHROEDER, Colorado

BILL MCCOLLUM, Florida DAN GLICKMAN, Kansas

GEORGE W. GEKAS, Pennsylvania BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina CHARLES E. SCHUMER, New York

LAMAR S. SMITH, Texas HOWARD L. BERMAN, California

STEVEN SCHIFF, New Mexico RICK BOUCHER, Virginia

JIM RAMSTAD, Minnesota JOHN BRYANT, Texas

ELTON GALLEGLY, California GEORGE E. SANGMEISTER, Mlinois CHARLES T. CANADY, Florida CRAIG A. WASHINGTON, Texas

BOB INGLIS, South Carolina
JACK REED, Rhode Island

BOB GOODLATTE, Virginia
JERROLD NADLER, New York
ROBERT C. SCOTT, Virginia
DAVID MANN, Ohio
MELVIN L. WATT, North Carolina
XAVIER BECERRA, California

JONATHAN R YAROWSKY, General Counsel
ROBERT H. BRINK, Deputy General Counsel
ALAN F. COFFEY, JR., Minority Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION

WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey, Chairman DON EDWARDS, California

CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan

HOWARD COBLE, North Carolina ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky

HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York MIKE SYNAR, Oklahoma

F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., BARNEY FRANK, Massachusetts

Wisconsin HOWARD L. BERMAN, California

BILL MOCOLLUM, Florida JACK REED, Rhode Island

STEVEN SCHIFF, New Mexico
XAVIER BECERRA, California

HAYDEN W. GREGORY, Counsel
EDWARD O'CONNELL, Assistant Counsel
WILLIAM F. PATRY, Assistant Counsel
JARILYN DUPONT, Assistant Counsel

LINDA C. HALL, Secretary
PHYLLIS HENDERSON, Secretary

VERONICA L. EUGAN, Secretary
THOMAS E. MOONEY, Minority Counsel

JOSEPH V. WOLPE, Minority Counsel
SHEILA F. WOOD, Minority Secretary

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CONTENTS

HEARINGS DATES

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TEXT OF BILL

H.R. 897

OPENING STATEMENT

Hughes, Hon. William J., a Representative in Congress from the State of

New Jersey, and chairman, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and

Judicial Administration

WITNESSES

Basista, Paul, executive director, Graphic Artists Guild, Inc. .........

Billington, James H., the Librarian of Congress, accompanied by Donald

Curran, Associate Librarian for Constituent Services

Burger, James S., director, Government Law for Apple Computer, Inc., chair-

man, Proprietary Rights Committee, Computer Business and Equipment

Manufacturers Association

Cleary, J. Michael, partner, Brylawski, Cleary & Komen, Washington, DC,

on behalf of the American Bar Association

Damich, Edward J., Commissioner, Copyright Royalty Tribunal

Daub, Cindy S., Chairman, Copyright Royalty Tribunal

Foster, Andrew, executive director, Professional Photographers of America,

Inc.

Goodman, Bruce D., Commissioner, Copyright Royalty Tribunal

Holleyman, Robert, president, Business Software Alliance

Metalitz, Steven J., vice president and general counsel, Information Industry

Association .....

Mills, Olan, II, chairman of the board, Olan Mills Corp.

Oman, Ralph, Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress, accompanied by

Dorothy Schrader, General Counsel
Peters, Steve, senior corporate counsel, Adobe Systems, Inc., on behalf of

Software Publishers Association ....
Rogers, Art, professional photographer, on behalf of the American Society

of Media Photographers, accompanied by Donald Prutzman, Esq.

Warren, Paul, chairman, Intellectual Property Committee, Newsletter

Publishers Association

Weisgrau, Richard, executive director, American Society of Media Photog-
raphers, accompanied by Charles D. Ossola, Esq., Hunton & Williams

LETTERS, STATEMENTS, ETC., SUBMITTED FOR THE HEARINGS

Basista, Paul, executive director, Graphic Artists Guild, Inc.: Prepared

statement

Billington, James H., the Librarian of Congress:

Potential cost analysis of the effects of H.R. 897 on the Copyright

Office

Prepared statement

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Burger, James S., director, Government Law for Apple Computer, Inc.,

chairman, Proprietary Rights Committee, Computer Business and
Equipment Manufacturers Association: Prepared statement .....
Cleary, J. Michael, partner, Brylawski, Cleary & Komen, Washington, DC,

on behalf of the American Bar Association: Prepared statement
Damich, Edward J., Commissioner, Copyright Royalty Tribunal: Prepared

statement
Daub, Cindy S., Chairman, Copyright Royalty Tribunal:

1990 cable royalty distribution service list
Confidential disclosure agreement
Letter from G. Khatsenkov to Simon C. Fireman
Letter from Bruce D. Goodman (magazine article), Broadcasting,

February 22, 1993
Memorandum from Mr. Fireman to Bruce Goodman, December 28,

1992
Prepared statement
Foster, Andrew, executive director, Professional Photographers of America,

Inc.: Prepared statement
Goodman, Bruce D., Commissioner, Copyright Royalty Tribunal: Prepared

statement
Holleyman, Robert, president, Business Software Alliance: Prepared

statement
Metalitz, Steven J., vice president and general counsel, Information Industry

Association: Prepared statement
Mills, Olan, II, chairman of the board, Olan Mills Corp.: Prepared

statement
Moorhead, Hon. Carlos J., a Representative in Congress from the State of
California:
Memorandum from Irwin Karp, John M. Kernochan and Barbara Ringer,

members of the Committee for Literary Property Studies, to Messrs.
Hughes, Frank, and Moorhead, members of the Subcommittee on

Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration

Quote from Eltra v. Ringer, 579 F. 2d 294
Oman, Ralph, Register of Copyrights, Library of Congress:

Prepared statement

Information concerning assistance to businesses (registration procedures) Peters, Steve, senior corporate counsel, Adobe Systems, Inc., on behalf of

Software Publishers Association: Prepared statement Rogers, Art, professional

photographer, on behalf of the American Society of Media Photographers: Prepared statement ..... Warren, Paul, chairman, Intellectual Property Committee, Newsletter Publishers Association: Prepared statement .... Submission of newsletter entitled, “Communications Daily" dated March

4, 1993 ..... Weisgrau, Richard, executive director, American Society of Media Photographers: Prepared statement

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APPENDIXES
Appendix 1.-Letter from Commissioners Mario F. Aguero and J.C.
Argetsinger, to Martha L. Girard, Director, Office of the Federal Register,
National Archives and Records

Administration, March 31, 1992
Appendix 2.-Letter from Cindy Daub, Chairman, Copyright Royalty Tribunal
(with attachments), to Hon. William J. Hughes, chairman, Subcommittee

on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration, March 11, 1993 ....... Appendix 3.- Letter from Cindy Daub, Chairman, Copyright Royalty Tribunal

(with attachments), to Hon. William J. Hughes, chairman, March 26,

1993 Appendix 4.-Letter from Bruce D. Goodman, Commissioner, Copyright Roy

alty Tribunal, to Hon. William J. Hughes, chairman, March 29, 1993 Appendix 5.- Letter from Edward J. Damich, Commissioner, Copyright

Royalty Tribunal (with attachments), to Hon. William J. Hughes, chairman,

March 30, 1993
Appendix 6.-Letter from Ralph Oman, Register of Copyrights, Copyright

Office, to Hon. William J. Hughes, chairman, March 29, 1993

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Appendix 7.-Letter from Edward J. Damich, Commissioner, Copyright

Royalty Tribunal (with attachments), to Hon. William J. Hughes, April

22, 1993 ......
Appendix 8.-Statement by the American Federation of State, County, and

Municipal Employees, Locals 2477 and 2910
Appendix 9.Statement by the American Association of Law Libraries, the
American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, the
Medical Library Association, the National Coordinating Committee for the
Promotion of History, the National Humanities Alliance, and the Special

Libraries Association
Appendix 10.-Statement by Visual Artists and Galleries Association, Inc.
Appendix 11.-Statement by Douglas J. Bennet, president, National Public

Radio
Appendix 12.-Letter from Ralph Oman, Register of Copyrights, Copyright

Office, to Hon. William J. Hughes, chairman, March 16, 1993
Appendix 13.-Magazine article, ""Rip-Off Artist Learns to Read!” and

advertisements
Appendix 14.-Articles submitted by Joshua Kaufman, Esq.
Appendix 15.-Series of letters (1-32) from numerous organizations and

individuals endorsing H.R. 897

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