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November 24, 2004

Family Entertainment and Copyright Act Passes Senate

As expected, the Senate did not include the Induce Act when it passed the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2004 [PDF].  The Act, a revision of the Intellectual Property Protection Act, also removed a provision that would have allowed the attorney general to file civil lawsuits against copyright infringers.  Remaining in the act were provisions from the Artists' Rights and Theft Prevention Act, including those creating stiff penalties for bringing audiovisual recording devices to movie theaters.

The bill comes before the House of Representatives early next month.

Posted by tRJ at 09:39 AM in Copyright & Trademark | Permalink


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