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Senators Hammering Out Compromise on Copyright Tribunal Bill

Dec. 6, 2019, 9:52 PM

Sen. Ron Wyden, who has held up legislation that would create a small-claims tribunal in the Copyright Office, is working with the bill’s sponsors to address concerns and move the legislation.

The House of Representatives passed an identical bill (H.R. 2429) by a 410-6 vote. But Wyden (D-Ore.) put a hold on it over concerns about potential abuse of the new system. His office has been in “productive conversations” with the bill’s supporters in an effort to strike a compromise, communications director Keith Chu said.

“He is actively working to find a solution that will protect Americans’ due...

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