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Short Titles as Introduced

You Own Devices Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide that the first sale doctrine applies to any computer program that enables a machine or other product to operate.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/11/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
03/16/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
02/11/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/11/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2]* 02/11/2015
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 11/16/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary02/11/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet03/16/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/11/2015)

You Own Devices Act

Amends federal copyright law to allow the owner of a machine or other product operated in any part by a computer program to transfer an authorized copy of the computer program, or the right to obtain such copy, when the owner sells, leases, or otherwise transfers the machine or product to another person. Prohibits such right to transfer the computer program from being waived by any agreement.

Requires any right to receive modifications to such a computer program relating to security or error correction that applied to the owner of the machine or product to apply to the person to whom the machine or product and the copy of the computer program are transferred.

Prohibits this Act from being construed to permit the owner to retain an unauthorized copy of the computer program after such a transfer.