2016 US Code
Title 17 - Copyrights
Chapter 10 - Digital Audio Recording Devices and Media
Subchapter C - Royalty Payments
Sec. 1003 - Obligation to make royalty payments

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Citation 17 U.S.C. § 1003 (2016)
Section Name §1003. Obligation to make royalty payments
Section Text

(a) Prohibition on Importation and Manufacture.—No person shall import into and distribute, or manufacture and distribute, any digital audio recording device or digital audio recording medium unless such person records the notice specified by this section and subsequently deposits the statements of account and applicable royalty payments for such device or medium specified in section 1004.

(b) Filing of Notice.—The importer or manufacturer of any digital audio recording device or digital audio recording medium, within a product category or utilizing a technology with respect to which such manufacturer or importer has not previously filed a notice under this subsection, shall file with the Register of Copyrights a notice with respect to such device or medium, in such form and content as the Register shall prescribe by regulation.

(c) Filing of Quarterly and Annual Statements of Account.—

(1) Generally.—Any importer or manufacturer that distributes any digital audio recording device or digital audio recording medium that it manufactured or imported shall file with the Register of Copyrights, in such form and content as the Register shall prescribe by regulation, such quarterly and annual statements of account with respect to such distribution as the Register shall prescribe by regulation.

(2) Certification, verification, and confidentiality.—Each such statement shall be certified as accurate by an authorized officer or principal of the importer or manufacturer. The Register shall issue regulations to provide for the verification and audit of such statements and to protect the confidentiality of the information contained in such statements. Such regulations shall provide for the disclosure, in confidence, of such statements to interested copyright parties.

(3) Royalty payments.—Each such statement shall be accompanied by the royalty payments specified in section 1004.

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(Added Pub. L. 102–563, §2, Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4240.)

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 4, Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS
CHAPTER 10 - DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES AND MEDIA
SUBCHAPTER C - ROYALTY PAYMENTS
Sec. 1003 - Obligation to make royalty payments
Contains section 1003
Date 2016
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 6, 2017
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large Reference 106 Stat. 4240
Public Law References Public Law 102-563
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