Hospitals & Asylums
Motion Picture Copyright Transfer Act HA-25-9-08
Be it enacted in the House and Senate Assembled
Introduced by Rep. ________________________________
Whereas the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) strike against the Association of Motion Picture Television Producers (AMPTP) from November 5, 2007 to February 12, 2008 cost the economy more than a billion dollars and the federal government more than $250 million in lost tax revenues and the American people were subjected to boring reruns for 100 days.
Whereas the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) has rejected the June 30th offer of the AMPTP with the vote of 87.3% of their membership and agreement is not in sight, nor is a strike on the table.
Whereas SAG, WGA, AMPTP, and the American Federal of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) agree that the Assumption of contractual obligations related to transfers of rights in motion pictures, improperly codified at 28USC(180)§4001, is a copyright issue, not a judicial issue, and have approved this petition either by executive authority or vote of their membership, and discovered a Congress person to sponsor this bill or a derivative.
Whereas the motion picture trade and labor unions have paid Hospitals & Asylums (HA) the $150,000 due for writing this Act of Congress pursuant to the rules set forth in the script for breaking the writer’s strike with the assistance of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Conference on Piracy and Counterfeiting as directed by Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers v. Writers Guild of America HA-30-11-07.
Whereas Congress made an error in the codification of section 406 of the WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties Implementation Act of 1998 Pub. L. No. 105-304, 112 Stat. 2860 misplacing, the otherwise acceptable, Assumption of contractual obligations related to transfers of rights in motion pictures, at 28USC(180)§4001.
Congress resolves to create a legal environment whereby the motion picture and television industry are secure in their liberty and property so that harmonious labor relations will enable the industry to entertain and educate society free of coercion, incitement to violence or propaganda.
Sec. 1 Transfer of Motion Picture Rights
Section 406 of the WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties Implementation Act of 1998 Pub.codified as Assumption of contractual obligations related to transfers of rights in motion pictures at 28USC(180)§4001 shall be transferred to a new Chapter 14 of Title 17 Copyright at 17USC§1401.
Sanders, Tony J.