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112 STAT. 2834 PUBLIC LAW 105-298—OCT. 27, 1998 owner or operator of a radio or television station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, cable system or satellite carrier, cable or satellite carrier service or programmer, provider of online services or network access or the operator of facilities therefor, telecommunications company, or any other such audio or audiovisual service or programmer now known or as may be developed in the future, commercial subscription music service, or owner or operator of any other transmission service, shall under any circumstances be deemed to be a proprietor.". 17 USC 101 note. SEC. 206. CONSTRUCTION OF TITLE. Except as otherwise provided in this title, nothing in this title shall be construed to relieve any performing rights society of any obligation under any State or local statute, ordinance, or law, or consent decree or other court order governing its operation, as such statute, ordinance, law, decree, or order is in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, as it may be amended after such date, or as it may be issued or agreed to after such date. 17 USC 101 note. SEC. 207. EFFECTIVE DATE. This title and the amendments made by this title shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. Approved October 27, 1998. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 505 (H.R. 2589): HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-452 accompanying H.R. 2589 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 144 (1998): Oct. 7, considered and passed House and Senate.