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H.R. 1621 (105th): Copyright Term Extension Act of 1997

To amend the provisions of title 17, United States Code, with respect to the duration of copyright, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Sonny Bono

Sponsor. Representative for California's 44th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 15, 1997
Length: 8 pages
May 15, 1997
105th Congress (1997–1998)
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May 15, 1997

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H.R. 1621 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1621. This is the one from the 105th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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