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


May 6, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

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.


Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: May 14, 1998
Length: 60 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 2281 (Supersedes)
Digital Millennium Copyright Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 28, 1998

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 2037” means this is a Senate 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.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Reported by Committee
Apr 30, 1998
May 6, 1998
Passed Senate
May 14, 1998
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Committee Assignments

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May 14, 1998 5:51 p.m.
Bill Passed 99/0

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