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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Manufacture and Public Distribution of Certain Copyrighted Material Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend the requirements of the manufacturing clause of title 17 of the United States Code, the copyright law.

Actions Overview (1)

04/29/1986Introduced in House

All Actions (8)

06/26/1986Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade
06/05/1986Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice
05/22/1986Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice
05/05/1986Referred to Subcommittee on Trade.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
05/02/1986Referred to Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/29/1986Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/29/1986Referred to House Committee on The Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/29/1986Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (152)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Fish, Hamilton, Jr. [R-NY-21]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Russo, Martin A. [D-IL-3]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-22]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Hawkins, Augustus F. [D-CA-29]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Jeffords, James M. [R-VT-At Large]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-7]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Barnes, Michael D. [D-MD-8]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Bedell, Berkley W. [D-IA-6]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Bentley, Helen Delich [R-MD-2]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-25]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Boland, Edward P. [D-MA-2]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Boner, William H. [D-TN-5]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Brooks, Jack B. [D-TX-9]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Bruce, Terry L. [D-IL-19]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Burton, Sala [D-CA-5]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Byron, Beverly B. [D-MD-6]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Carr, Bob [D-MI-6]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Coelho, Anthony Lee [D-CA-15]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Collins, Cardiss [D-IL-7]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Conte, Silvio O. [R-MA-1]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-1]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-8]* 04/29/1986
Rep. DioGuardi, Joseph J. [R-NY-20]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Dowdy, Wayne [D-MS-4]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Dyson, Roy [D-MD-1]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Fauntroy, Walter E. [D-DC-At Large]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Florio, James J. [D-NJ-1]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Ford, William D. [D-MI-15]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Ford, Harold E. [D-TN-9]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Gray, Kenneth J. [D-IL-22]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Hendon, Bill [R-NC-11]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Henry, Paul B. [R-MI-5]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Horton, Frank J. [R-NY-29]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Kindness, Thomas N. [R-OH-8]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Kostmayer, Peter H. [D-PA-8]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-11]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-9]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Martin, David O'B. [R-NY-26]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-30]* 04/29/1986
Rep. McCloskey, Frank [D-IN-8]* 04/29/1986
Rep. McDade, Joseph M. [R-PA-10]* 04/29/1986
Rep. McHugh, Matthew F. [D-NY-28]* 04/29/1986
Rep. McKinney, Stewart B. [R-CT-4]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Mitchell, Parren J. [D-MD-7]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Moody, Jim [D-WI-5]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Morrison, Bruce A. [D-CT-3]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Mrazek, Robert J. [D-NY-3]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Nowak, Henry [D-NY-33]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Pease, Donald J. [D-OH-13]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Pepper, Claude [D-FL-18]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Quillen, James H. (Jimmy) [R-TN-1]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Rinaldo, Matthew J. [R-NJ-7]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Robinson, Tommy F. [D-AR-2]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Roth, Toby [R-WI-8]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Scheuer, James H. [D-NY-8]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Seiberling, John F. [D-OH-14]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Shelby, Richard C. [D-AL-7]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-21]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Weaver, James H. [D-OR-4]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Wolpe, Howard E. [D-MI-3]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Wortley, George C. [R-NY-27]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Wyden, Ron [D-OR-3]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Yatron, Gus [D-PA-6]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Young, Robert A. [D-MO-2]* 04/29/1986
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-32]* 04/29/1986
Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9] 05/06/1986
Rep. Perkins, Carl C. [D-KY-7] 05/06/1986
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 05/06/1986
Rep. Mavroules, Nicholas [D-MA-6] 05/06/1986
Rep. Jacobs, Andrew, Jr. [D-IN-10] 05/06/1986
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 05/06/1986
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 05/06/1986
Rep. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD-3] 05/06/1986
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 05/06/1986
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-12] 05/09/1986
Rep. Aspin, Les [D-WI-1] 05/09/1986
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-4] 05/09/1986
Rep. Duncan, John J. [R-TN-2] 05/09/1986
Rep. Hayes, Charles A. [D-IL-1] 05/09/1986
Rep. Early, Joseph D. [D-MA-3] 05/09/1986
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 05/09/1986
Rep. St Germain, Fernand J. [D-RI-1] 05/09/1986
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 05/14/1986
Rep. Stratton, Samuel S. [D-NY-23] 05/14/1986
Rep. Coleman, Ronald D. [D-TX-16] 05/14/1986
Rep. Sundquist, Don [R-TN-7] 05/14/1986
Rep. Penny, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 05/14/1986
Rep. Feighan, Edward F. [D-OH-19] 05/14/1986
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 05/14/1986
Rep. Walgren, Doug [D-PA-18] 05/14/1986
Rep. Holt, Marjorie S. [R-MD-4] 05/14/1986
Rep. Derrick, Butler C. [D-SC-3] 05/14/1986
Rep. Whitten, Jamie L. [D-MS-1] 05/14/1986
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12] 05/14/1986
Rep. Wilson, Charles [D-TX-2] 05/19/1986
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 05/19/1986
Rep. Staggers, Harley O., Jr. [D-WV-2] 05/19/1986
Rep. Rose, Charlie [D-NC-7] 05/19/1986
Rep. Edgar, Robert W. [D-PA-7] 05/19/1986
Rep. Donnelly, Brian J. [D-MA-11] 05/19/1986
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 05/21/1986
Rep. Swift, Al [D-WA-2] 05/21/1986
Rep. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL-20] 05/21/1986
Rep. Atkins, Chester G. [D-MA-5] 05/21/1986
Rep. Natcher, William H. [D-KY-2] 05/21/1986
Rep. McCain, John [R-AZ-1] 06/04/1986
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8] 06/04/1986
Rep. Miller, George [D-CA-7] 06/04/1986
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 06/04/1986
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-5] 06/11/1986
Rep. Madigan, Edward R. [R-IL-15] 06/11/1986
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19] 06/11/1986
Rep. Weber, Vin [R-MN-2] 06/11/1986
Rep. Guarini, Frank J. [D-NJ-14] 06/11/1986
Rep. Crockett, George W., Jr. [D-MI-13] 06/12/1986
Rep. Applegate, Douglas [D-OH-18] 06/12/1986
Rep. Vucanovich, Barbara F. [R-NV-2] 06/23/1986
Rep. Wheat, Alan [D-MO-5] 06/23/1986
Rep. Daniel, W. C. (Dan) [D-VA-5] 06/23/1986
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6] 06/23/1986
Rep. Hefner, W. G. (Bill) [D-NC-8] 06/23/1986
Rep. Alexander, Bill [D-AR-1] 06/23/1986
Rep. Tauzin, W. J. (Billy) [D-LA-3] 06/23/1986
Rep. Olin, James R. [D-VA-6] 06/26/1986
Rep. Martin, Lynn M. [R-IL-16] 07/15/1986
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-4] 08/15/1986

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/29/1986 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice05/02/1986 Referred to
06/05/1986 Hearings by
House Ways and Means04/29/1986 Referred to
House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade05/05/1986 Referred to
06/26/1986 Hearings by

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Introduced in House (04/29/1986)

Manufacture and Public Distribution of Certain Copyrighted Material Act - Amends the copyright law to extend indefinitely the manufacturing clause, which prohibits the importation of certain English language books not manufactured in the United States or Canada. Eliminates the Canadian exemption, per se, after 1988. Permits exemptions from such restriction if a foreign country, including Canada, is certified by the United States Trade Representative as providing adequate copyright protection for U.S. nationals and such country freely trades in printed matter with the United States or adheres to a bilateral or multilateral agreement with the United States and supports internationally recognized workers' rights.