H.R. 2408 (109th): Public Domain Enhancement Act


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.


Zoe Lofgren

Representative for California's 16th congressional district



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About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 17, United States Code, to allow abandoned copyrighted works to enter the public domain after 50 years.

Summary (CRS)

5/17/2005--Introduced.Public Domain Enhancement Act - Requires the Register of Copyrights to charge a fee of $1 for maintaining in force the copyright in any published U.S. work.Requires the fee to ... Read more >

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May 17, 2005

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2408”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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Related Bills

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H.R. 2601 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 25, 2003

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