To adopt fair standards and procedures by which determinations of Copyright Royalty Judges are made with respect to webcasting, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Internet Radio Fairness Act of 2012''.
SEC. 2. APPOINTMENT OF COPYRIGHT ROYALTY JUDGES AND QUALIFICATIONS.
Chapter 8 of title 17, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in section 801(a)-- (A) in the first sentence, by striking ``Librarian of Congress'' and inserting ``President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,''; and (B) by striking the second sentence; and (2) in section 802-- (A) in subsection (a)(1), by striking ``Each'' and all that follows through ``economics.'' and inserting the following: ``Each Copyright Royalty Judge shall be an attorney who has not fewer than 10 years of legal experience and has significant experience in adjudicating arbitrations or court trials. The Chief Copyright Royalty Judge shall have not fewer than 7 years of experience in adjudicating court trials in civil cases.''; and (B) in subsection (d)-- (i) in paragraph (1), in the first sentence, by striking ``Librarian'' and all that follows through ``section.'' and inserting ``President of the United States shall act expeditiously to fill the vacancy.''; and (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking ``Librarian of Congress'' and inserting ``President of the United States, by and with the advise and consent of the...