114 STAT. 1444 PUBLIC LAW 106-379 —OCT. 27, 2000 Public Law 106-379 106th Congress An Act Oct. 27, 2000 [H. R. 5107] To make certain corrections in copyright law. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Work Made For the United States of America in Congress assembled, Hire and Copyright SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. of 2000 This Act may be cited as the **Work Made For Hire and Copy- 17 USC 101 note, right Corrections Act of 2000". SEC. 2. WORK MADE FOR HIRE. (a) DEFINITION. —The definition of "work made for hire" contained in section 101 of title 17, United States Code, is amended— (1) in paragraph (2), by striking "as a sound recording,"; and (2) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following: "In determining whether any work is eligible to be considered a work made for hire under paragraph (2), neither the amendment contained in section 1011(d) of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, as enacted by section 1000(a)(9) of Public Law 106-113, nor the deletion of the words added by that amendment— "(A) shall be considered or otherwise given any legal significance, or "(B) shall be interpreted to indicate congressional approval or disapproval of, or acquiescence in, any judicial determination, by the courts or the Copyright Office. Paragraph (2) shall be interpreted as if both section 2(a)(1) of the Work Made For Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000 and section 1011(d) of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, as enacted by section 1000(a)(9) of Public Law 106-113, were never enacted, and without regard to any inaction or awareness by the Congress at any time of any judicial determinations.". 17 USC 101 note. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.— (1) EFFECTIVE DATE.— The amendments made by this section shall be effective as of November 29, 1999. (2) SEVERABILITY. — If the provisions of paragraph (1), or any application of such provisions to any person or circumstance, is held to be invalid, the remainder of this section, the amendments made by this section, and the application of this section to any other person or circumstance shall not be affected by such invalidation.
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