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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Fair Copyright in Research Works Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 17, United States Code, with respect to works connected to certain funding agreements.

Actions Overview (1)

02/03/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

03/16/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/03/2009Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/03/2009Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (6)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49]* 02/03/2009
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19]* 02/03/2009
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2]* 02/03/2009
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 02/03/2009
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] 03/05/2009
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 07/28/2009

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/03/2009 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy03/16/2009 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/03/2009)

Fair Copyright in Research Works Act - Prohibits any federal agency from imposing any condition, in connection with a funding agreement, that requires the transfer or license to or for a federal agency, or requires the absence or abandonment, of specified exclusive rights of a copyright owner in an extrinsic work.

Prohibits any federal agency from: (1) imposing, as a condition of a funding agreement, the waiver of, or assent to, any such prohibition; or (2) asserting any rights in material developed under any funding agreement that restrain or limit the acquisition or exercise of copyright rights in an extrinsic work.

Defines "funding agreement" as any contract, grant, or other agreement entered into between a federal agency and any person under which funds are provided by a federal agency for the performance of experimental, developmental, or research activities.

Defines "extrinsic work" as any work, other than a work of the U.S. government, that is related to a funding agreement and is also funded in substantial part by, or results from a meaningful added value contributed by, one or more nonfederal entities that are not a party to the funding agreement.