ERIC Number: ED359975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Copyright Amendments Act of 1991. Hearings on H.R. 2372, Copyright Amendments Act of 1991: Fair Use of Unpublished Works, Copyright Renewal, and National Film Preservation before the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property and Judicial Administration of the Committee on the Judiciary. House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, First Session (May 30, June 6, 12, and 20, 1991).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Hearings were held on 4 days to consider questions of fair use of unpublished materials, the renewal of copyrights, and national preservation of film materials pursuant to proposed amendments to federal legislation regarding copyrights included in House Bill 2372. Fair use provisions spell out some exceptions to statutorily defined rights of copyright holders. It is sometimes in the public interest to provide limited free use of protected materials, and the fair use of unpublished material has been of interest in recent court decisions. Whether legislation is needed to further define fair use is the subject of the first days of hearings. Also considered in this series of hearings are questions relating to amendments of copyright renewal conditions and terms, and the reauthorization of the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Proposed legislation would advance the goals of the 1988 legislation establishing the registry. Testimony from 23 witnesses was received in relation to these issues; and letters, statements, and the prepared testimony of the witnesses are included. Twenty-five appendixes provide supplemental information. The text of the bill precedes the hearing transcripts. (SLD)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Court Litigation, Definitions, Fair Use (Copyrights), Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Film Industry, Films, Government Role, Hearings, Legal Responsibility, Popular Culture, Preservation, Publishing Industry
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.