performing rights society

(1) In general.— (A) Definition .— In this paragraph, the term “performing rights society” has the meaning given the term in section 101 of title 17 . (B) Determination of license fee .— Except as provided in subparagraph (C), in the case of any performing rights society subject to a consent decree, any application for the determination of a license fee for the public performance of music in accordance with the applicable consent decree shall be made in the district court with jurisdiction over that consent decree and randomly assigned to a judge of that district court according to the rules of that court for the division of business among district judges, provided that any such application shall not be assigned to— (i) a judge to whom continuing jurisdiction over any performing rights society for any performing rights society consent decree is assigned or has previously been assigned; or (ii) a judge to whom another proceeding concerning an application for the determination of a reasonable license fee is assigned at the time of the filing of the application. (C) Exception .— Subparagraph (B) does not apply to an application to determine reasonable license fees made by individual proprietors under section 513 of title 17 .


28 USC § 137(b)(1)

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