S.J.Res.51 - Consumer Technology Bill of Rights107th Congress (2001-2002)
Text: S.J.Res.51 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
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Introduced in Senate (10/17/2002)
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[Congressional Bills 107th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S.J. Res. 51 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 107th CONGRESS 2d Session S. J. RES. 51 To recognize the rights of consumers to use copyright protected works, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES October 17, 2002 Mr. Wyden introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ JOINT RESOLUTION To recognize the rights of consumers to use copyright protected works, and for other purposes. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Joint Resolution may be referred to as the ``Consumer Technology Bill of Rights''. SEC. 2. RECOGNITION OF RIGHTS. It is the Sense of the Congress that United States copyright law should not prohibit a consumer of information or entertainment content distributed via electronic media from engaging in the reasonable, personal, and noncommercial exercise of the rights described in section 3 with respect to works that the consumer has legally acquired. SEC. 3. ENUMERATION OF RIGHTS. The following rights are the rights to which section 2 refers: (1) The right to record legally acquired video or audio for later viewing or listening (popularly referred to as ``time- shifting''). (2) The right to use legally acquired content in different places (popularly referred to as ``space-shifting''). (3) The right to archive or make backup copies of legally acquired content for use in the event that the original copies are destroyed. (4) The right to use legally acquired content on the electronic platform or device of the consumer's choice. (5) The right to translate legally acquired content into comparable formats. (6) The right to use technology in order to achieve the rights enumerated in paragraphs (1) through (5). <all>