ERIC Number: ED315049
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1988. Hearing on S. 2727 before the Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights and Trrademarks of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate. One Hundredth Congress, Second Session (Provo, Utah, August 24, 1988).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
A statement by Senator Orrin G. Hatch opened the hearing on The Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1988, a bill which would amend title 17, United States Code, the Copyright Act, to protect certain computer programs. The text of the bill is then presented, followed by the statements of four witnesses: (1) Dr. Alan C. Ashton, president, WordPerfect Corp.; (2) Heidi Roizen, president, T/Maker Co.; (3) Thomas Chan, deputy general counsel, Ashton-Tate Corp. for ADAPSO, the Computer Software and Services Industry Association; and (4) Craig Burton, executive vice president, Novelle Corp. Additional submissions from the record include: letters to Senator Hatch from James W. Johnston, executive vice president, Electronic Text Corp., and Reid C. Swenson, owner, Computer Bargain Store; comments of James U. Jensen and Kent J. Wallin, attorneys, in support of S. 2727; and a news release on a study by Future Computing Inc. on business software piracy, which includes graphs presenting proportions of authorized and unauthorized office software and the impact of unauthorized copies on the office software market. (MES)
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.