H.R.1066 - Net Consumer Expectations (BALANCE) Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
||Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] (Introduced 03/04/2003)
||House - Judiciary
||05/05/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property. (All Actions)
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Introduced in House (03/04/2003)
Benefit Authors without Limiting Advancement or Net Consumer Expectations (BALANCE) Act of 2003 - Amends Federal copyright law to: (1) include analog or digital transmissions of a copyrighted work within fair use protections; (2) provide that it is not a copyright infringement for a person who lawfully obtains or receives a transmission of a digital work to reproduce, store, adapt, or access it for archival purposes or to transfer it to a preferred digital media device in order to effect a non-public performance or display; (3) allow the owner of a particular copy of a digital work to sell or otherwise dispose of the work by means of a transmission to a single recipient, provided the owner does not retain his or her copy in a retrievable form and the work is sold or otherwise disposed of in its original format; and (4) permit circumvention of copyright encryption technology if it is necessary to enable a noninfringing use and the copyright owner fails to make publicly available the necessary means for circumvention without additional cost or burden to a person who has lawfully obtained a copy or phonorecord of a work, or lawfully received a transmission of it.