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BALANCE Act (Identified by CRS)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Benefit Authors without Limiting Advancement
Net Consumer Expectations (BALANCE) Act of 2003

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 17, United States Code, to safeguard the rights and expectations of consumers who lawfully obtain digital entertainment.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/04/2003Introduced in House

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05/05/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/04/2003Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/04/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Judiciary03/04/2003 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property05/05/2003 Referred to

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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.