At issue in this hearing is a four line provision that was inserted into the United States Copyright Law late last year as a "technical correction. " This "technical correction" was inserted into the Satellite Home Viewer's Act after the Satellite Home Viewer's Act had been considered by and passed House and Senate Judiciary Committees without public hearings or notice. The Satellite Home Viewers Act was included in an Omnibus Spending Bill that was signed into law by President Clinton on November 29, 1999 . This provision is extremely controversial to artists, as previously, sound recordings were not considered "work for hire" and the copyright on sound recordings would revert back to the artist after 35 years. Artists' rights organizations and many legal scholars argue that this is a substantial change to the current Copyright Law and it should have been open to further debate. The Committee Chair, Howard Coble (R-NC), agreed to an oversight hearing on this issue, where lawmakers heard testimony on all sides to ensure that the new law is fair to all parties involved. If the lawmakers determine that that law is not fair to all parties, they have the right to repeal or alter the legislation.