H.R. 2740 (101st): Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1989

Introduced:
Jun 22, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Michael Synar
Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district
Party
Democrat
Related Bills
H.R. 5498 (Related)
Copyright Amendments Act of 1990

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 27, 1990

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 22, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 22, 1989
Referred to Committee Jun 22, 1989
 
Full Title

To amend title 17, United States Code, to protect certain computer programs.

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6/22/1989--Introduced.
Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1989 - Amends Federal copyright law to prohibit the person in possession of a computer software program from renting, leasing, or lending it for direct or indirect commercial advantage unless authorized to do so by the copyright owner (or licensee).
Directs the Register of Copyrights to report to the Congress whether this Act has achieved its purpose of maintaining the integrity of the copyright system while providing nonprofit libraries the capability to fulfill their function.
Grants remedies for copyright infringement in cases of violations of this Act.

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