S.1640 - Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 06/18/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/05/2007 Received in the House. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.6531, which became Public Law 110-434 on 10/16/2008.|
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Summary: S.1640 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (10/04/2007)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2007 - Amends federal copyright law to specify that the design of a vessel's hull, deck, or combination of a hull and deck, including a plug or mold are protected (currently, only the design of the vessel hull is protected, including a plug or mold and the definition of hull includes the deck).
Redefines "useful article" and "hull." Defines "deck" as the horizontal surface of the vessel that covers the hull, including exterior cabin and cockpit surfaces, and exclusive of masts, sails, yards, rigging, hardware, fixtures, and other attachments.