About the bill
The Unlocking Technology Act of 2013 is a United States proposed bi-partisan bill that aims to allow circumvention of digital rights management as long as there is no intention of copyright infringement. The bill would legalize actions such as cell phone unlocking and creating versions of copyrighted works specifically designed to be accessible to blind (visually impaired) users. Section 2 of the bill would also require the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information of the Department of Commerce to issue a report on the impact of 17 U.S.C. 1201 on consumer choice, competition, and free flow of information. The bipartisan bill introduced by Zoe Lofgren(D-CA) had three cosponsors: Thomas Massie (R-KY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Jared Polis (D-CO).
On 8 May 2013, the bill was assigned to ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 19th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 8, 2013
Length: 5 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on May 8, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Polis and Massie Call for Transparency in US trade agreements”
— Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO2, 2009-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 12, 2013
May 8, 2013
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 24, 2015
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1587 (114th).
H.R. 1892 (113th) was a 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1892. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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