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The Act amended federal copyright and criminal law to broaden the financial gain infringement requirement to include the receipt of anything of value. By enacting what was then 17 U.S.C. §506(a)(2) (renumbered § 506(a)(1)(B) by the Apr. 27, 2005 amendments), Congress created a felony that only requires proof of willful infringement above certain monetary and numerical thresholds.
- ↑ See 143 Cong. Rec. 24,324 (1997) (remarks of Rep. Coble); H.R. Rep. No. 105-339, at 4-5 (1997).