To amend title 17, United States Code, to allow abandoned copyrighted works to enter the public domain after 50 years.
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May 17, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on May 17, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for California's 16th congressional district
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Last Updated: May 17, 2005
Length: 8 pages
Earlier Version — Introduced
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H.R. 2408 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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