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S. 2037 (105th): Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998

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An original bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, to provide limitations on copyright liability relating to material online, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 14, 1998
Length: 60 pages
Introduced
May 6, 1998
105th Congress (1997–1998)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on May 14, 1998 but was never passed by the House.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

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History

Apr 30, 1998
 
Ordered Reported

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May 6, 1998
 
Introduced

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May 14, 1998
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

S. 2037 (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 S. 2037. 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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