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Texas Business and Commerce Code 641.054 - Labeling

Texas Codes > Business and Commerce Code > Title 14 > Chapter 641 > Subchapter A > 641.054
Current as of: 2011

(a) A person commits an offense if:

(1) for commercial advantage or private financial gain, the person knowingly:

(A) advertises, offers for sale, sells, rents, or transports a recording;

(B) causes the sale, resale, rental, or transportation of a recording; or

(C) possesses a recording for a purpose described by Paragraph (A) or (B); and

(2) the outside cover, box, or jacket of the recording does not clearly and conspicuously disclose:

(A) the actual name and address of the manufacturer; and

(B) the name of the performer or group.

(b) An offense under this section is punishable by:

(1) imprisonment for a term of not more than five years, a fine not to exceed $250,000, or both, if:

(A) the offense involves at least 65 unauthorized recordings during a 180-day period; or

(B) the defendant has been previously convicted under this section;

(2) imprisonment for a term of not more than two years, a fine not to exceed $250,000, or both, if the offense involves more than seven but fewer than 65 unauthorized recordings during a 180-day period; or

(3) confinement in the county jail for a term of not more than one year, a fine not to exceed $25,000, or both, if the offense is not otherwise punishable under Subdivision (1) or (2).

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See also:

Texas Business and Commerce Code > Title 14 - Recordings

U.S. Code Provisions: Copyright

U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 32 - Telecasting Of Professional Sports Contests
U.S. Code > Title 17 - Copyrights

Federal Regulations: Copyright

U.S. Code > Title 15 > Chapter 32 - Telecasting Of Professional Sports Contests
U.S. Code > Title 17 - Copyrights

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