To amend the provisions of title 17, United States Code, with respect to the duration of copyright, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Mar 26, 1998
Length: 21 pages
105th Congress (1997–1998)
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.
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12 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 6 Democrats)
Oct 1, 1997
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Mar 4, 1998
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Mar 25, 1998
Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 390 (105th).
Mar 25, 1998
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
H.R. 2589 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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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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