H.R. 3990 (101st): Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990

Feb 07, 1990 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert Kastenmeier
Representative for Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 5498 (Related)
Copyright Amendments Act of 1990

Passed House
Last Action: Sep 27, 1990


This bill was introduced on February 7, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 07, 1990
Referred to Committee Feb 07, 1990
Full Title

To amend title 17, United States Code, to protect works of architecture by creating a new category of copyright subject matter, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1R) (show)

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Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990 - Amends Federal copyright law to define and include architectural works within the scope of copyright subject matter.
Excludes from such copyright any right to prevent a pictorial representation of an architectural work if it is embodied in a structure located in a public place.
Precludes the copyright owner of an architectural work from:
(1) obtaining an injunction restraining the construction of an infringing structure if construction has substantially begun; or
(2) obtaining a court order requiring the seizure or demolition of an infringing structure.
Permits the owners of a structure embodying an architectural work to make certain minor alterations without the copyright owner's consent.

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