An Act To amend title 17 of the United States Code with respect to the fees of the Copyright Office, and for other purposes

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Section 110 of title 17 of the United States Code is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(10) notwithstanding paragraph 4 above, the following is not an infringement of copyright: performance of a nondramatic literary or musical work in the course of a social function which is organized and promoted by a nonprofit veterans' organization or a nonprofit fraternal organization to which the general public is not invited, but not including the invitees of the organizations, if the proceeds from the performance, after deducting the reasonable costs of producing the performance, are used exclusively for charitable purposes and not for financial gain. For purposes of this section the social functions of any college or university fraternity or sorority shall not be included unless the social function is held solely to raise funds for a specific charitable purpose.".


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Smithsonian Legal Documents

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  • 96 Stat. 1759
  • Title 17, Copyright
  • Public Law

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Statutes at Large

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96 Stat. 1759 (1982); Pub. L. No. 97-366 (Book)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • 1984
  • 10/25/1982


  • Copyright
  • Copyright infringement
  • Drama
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Music
  • Artistic performance
  • Copyright--Artistic performance
  • Copyright--Drama
  • Copyright--Music


Public Law

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Number of pages: 2; Page Numbers: 1759-60

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