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Oct 1, 1997
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.
Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district
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Last Updated: Mar 26, 1998
Length: 21 pages
To amend the provisions of title 17, United States Code, with respect to the duration of copyright, and for other purposes.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
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Reported by Committee
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Rules Change — Agreed To
This activity took place on a related bill, H.Res. 390 (105th).
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.
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.
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Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 27, 1998
Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Mar 25, 1998
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 2589 — 105th Congress: Copyright Term Extension Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hr2589
“H.R. 2589 — 105th Congress: Copyright Term Extension Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. February 9, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hr2589>
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