Summary: S.J.Res.51 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/17/2002)

Consumer Technology Bill of Rights - Expresses the sense of Congress that U.S. copyright law should not prohibit a consumer of information or entertainment content distributed via electronic media from engaging in the reasonable, personal, and noncommercial exercise of the following rights with respect to works that the consumer has legally acquired: (1) the right to record legally acquired video or audio for later viewing or listening (popularly referred to as `time-shifting'); (2) the right to use legally acquired content in different places (popularly referred to as 'space-shifting'); (3) the right to archive or make backup copies of legally acquired content for use in the event that the original copies are destroyed; (4) the right to use legally acquired content on the electronic platform or device of the consumer's choice; (5) the right to translate legally acquired content into comparable formats; and (6) the right to use technology in order to achieve such enumerated rights.