S. 2913 (110th): Shawn Bentley Orphan Works Act of 2008


Apr 24, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 26, 2008 but was never passed by the House.


Patrick Leahy

Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2008
Length: 20 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide a limitation on judicial remedies in copyright infringement cases involving orphan works.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 5889 (Related)
Orphan Works Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 2008

What is a bill?

The “S.” in “S. 2913” 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.

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Apr 24, 2008
Reported by Committee
May 15, 2008
Passed Senate
Sep 26, 2008
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.


2 cosponsors (2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this bill.

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