H.R.905 - You Own Devices Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27] (Introduced 02/07/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/07/2017 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.905 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/07/2017)
You Own Devices Act
This bill 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. The bill prohibits such right to transfer the computer program from being waived by any agreement.
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 shall apply to the person to whom the machine or product and the copy of the computer program are transferred.
Nothing in this bill should be construed to permit the owner to retain an unauthorized copy of the computer program after such a transfer.