H.R. 2589 (105th): Copyright Term Extension Act


Oct 1, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 25, 1998 but was never passed by the Senate.


Howard Coble

Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 26, 1998
Length: 21 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

3/25/1998--Passed House amended.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Copyright Term Extension Title II: Music Licensing Title I: Copyright Term ExtensionSonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act - Amends Federal copyright provisions regarding ... Read more >

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Oct 1, 1997

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Mar 4, 1998
Reported by Committee

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Mar 25, 1998
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2589”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


12 cosponsors (6R, 6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Mar 25, 1998 2:14 p.m.
Agreed to 297/112

Related Bills

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S. 505 (Related)
Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 27, 1998

H.Res. 390 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 25, 1998

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