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PUBLIC LAW 101-650 —DEC. 1, 1990 104 STAT. 5135 to another nonprofit educational institution or to faculty, staff, and students does not constitute rental, lease, or lending for direct or indirect commercial purposes under this subsection. "(B) This subsection does not apply to— "(i) a computer program which is embodied in a machine or product and which cannot be copied during the ordinary operation or use of the machine or product; or "(ii) a computer program embodied in or used in conjunction with a limited purpose computer that is designed for playing video games and may be designed for other purposes. "(C) Nothing in this subsection affects any provision of chapter 9 of this title. "(2)(A) Nothing in this subsection shall apply to the lending of a computer program for nonprofit purposes by a nonprofit library, if each copy of a computer program which is lent by such library has affixed to the packgiging containing the program a warning of copyright in accordance with requirements that the Register of Copyrights shall prescribe by regulation. "(B) Not later than three years after the date of the enactment of Reports, the Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1990, and at such times thereafter as the Register of Copyright considers appropriate, the Register of Copyrights, after consultation with representatives of copyright owners and librarians, shall submit to the Congress a report stating whether this paragraph has achieved its intended purpose of maintaining the integrity of the copyright system while providing nonprofit libraries the capability to fulfill their function. Such report shall advise the Congress as to any information or recommendations that the Register of Copyrights considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this subsection."; and (3) by striking paragraph (4), as redesignated by paragraph (1) of this section, and inserting the following: "(4) Any person who distributes a phonorecord or a copy of a computer program (including any tape, disk, or other medium embodying such program) in violation of paragraph (1) is an infringer of copyright under section 501 of this title and is subject to the remedies set forth in sections 502, 503, 504, 505, and 509. Such violation shall not be a criminal offense under section 506 or cause such person to be subject to the criminal penalties set forth in section 2319 of title 18.". SEC. 803. PUBLIC DISPLAY OF ELECTRONIC VIDEO GAMES. Section 109 of title 17, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: "(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106(4) and 106(5), in the case of an electronic audiovisual game intended for use in coin-operated equipment, the owner of a particular copy of such a game lawfully made under this title, is entitled, without the authority of the copyright owner of the game, to publicly perform or display that game in coin-operated equipment, except that this subsection shall not apply to any work of authorship embodied in the audiovisual game if the copyright owner of the electronic audiovisual game is not also the copyright owner of the work of authorship.".