H.R. 5522 (107th): Digital Choice and Freedom Act of 2002

Oct 02, 2002 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Zoe Lofgren
Representative for California's 16th congressional district
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Oct 02, 2002
9 pages

This bill was introduced on October 2, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 02, 2002
Referred to Committee Oct 02, 2002
Full Title

To amend title 17, United States Code, to safeguard the rights and expectations of consumers who lawfully obtain digital entertainment.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

House Judiciary

Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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Digital Choice and Freedom Act of 2002 - Amends Federal copyright law to:
(1) include analog or digital transmissions of a copyrighted work within fair use protections;
(2) provide that it is not a copyright infringement for a person who lawfully obtains or receives a transmission of a digital work to reproduce, store, adapt, or access it for archival purposes or to transfer it to a preferred digital media device in order to effect a non-public performance or display;
(3) allow the owner of a particular copy of a digital work to sell or otherwise dispose of the work by means of a transmission to a single recipient, provided the owner does not retain his or her copy in a retrievable form and the work is sold or otherwise disposed of in its original format; and
(4) permit circumvention of copyright encryption technology if it is necessary to enable a noninfringing use and the copyright owner fails to make publicly available the necessary means for circumvention without additional cost or burden to a person who has lawfully obtained a copy or phonorecord of a work, or lawfully received a transmission of it.

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