S.2242 - Anticounterfeiting Act of 2004108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] (Introduced 03/26/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/26/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.3632, which became Public Law 108-482 on 12/23/2004.|
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Summary: S.2242 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Anticounterfeiting Act of 2004 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit trafficking in an "illicit authentication feature." Defines that term to mean an authentication feature that: (1) without the authorization of the respective copyright owner, has been tampered with or altered so as to facilitate the reproduction or 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, in violation of the rights of the copyright owner; (2) is genuine, but has been distributed, or is intended for distribution, without the authorization of the respective copyright owner; or (3) appears to be genuine but is not.
Introduced in House (03/26/2004)
Authorizes a copyright owner who is injured by a violation of this Act or is threatened with injury to bring a civil action in an appropriate U.S. district court. Sets forth remedies for violations.