H.R.5057 - Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 06/27/2002)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||08/20/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5057 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Intellectual Property Protection Act of 2002 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit trafficking in a physical authentication feature that: (1) is genuine but has been tampered with or altered without the authorization of the copyright owner to induce a third party to reproduce or accept distribution of a phono-record, a copy of a computer program, a copy of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, or documentation or packaging, where such reproduction or distribution violates the rights of the copyright owner; (2) is genuine but has been or is intended to be distributed without the authorization of the copyright owner and not in connection with the lawfully made copy or phono-record to which it was intended to be affixed or embedded by the copyright owner; or (3) appears to be genuine but is not.
Introduced in House (06/27/2002)
Authorizes an injured copyright owner to bring a civil action in an appropriate U.S. district court. Sets forth remedies for violations.