senate Bill S6930A

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Relates to file-sharing applications

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 30, 2010 referred to consumer affairs and protection
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1384
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 18, 2010 print number 6930a
Jun 18, 2010 amend and recommit to codes
May 25, 2010 reported and committed to codes
Feb 25, 2010 referred to consumer protection

Votes

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Jun 30, 2010 - Rules committee Vote

S6930A
18
1
committee
18
Aye
1
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 25, 2010 - Consumer Protection committee Vote

S6930
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 25, 2010

S6930 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11252
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §349-d, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4435, A2916
2013-2014: S1171, A7384
2015-2016: A4253
2017-2018: A3324

S6930 - Summary

Adds provisions relating to computer file-sharing applications.

S6930 - Sponsor Memo

S6930 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6930

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  C. JOHNSON  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  file-sharing
  applications

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
349-d to read as follows:
  S 349-D. FILE-SHARING APPLICATIONS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION
"COVERED FILE-SHARING PROGRAM" MEANS A COMPUTER PROGRAM, APPLICATION, OR
SOFTWARE THAT ENABLES THE COMPUTER ON WHICH SUCH  PROGRAM,  APPLICATION,
OR  SOFTWARE  IS INSTALLED TO DESIGNATE FILES AS AVAILABLE FOR SEARCHING
BY AND COPYING TO ONE OR MORE OTHER COMPUTERS, TO TRANSMIT  SUCH  DESIG-
NATED  FILES DIRECTLY TO ONE OR MORE OTHER COMPUTERS, AND TO REQUEST THE
TRANSMISSION OF SUCH DESIGNATED FILES DIRECTLY FROM ONE  OR  MORE  OTHER
COMPUTERS.  COVERED FILE-SHARING PROGRAM DOES NOT MEAN A PROGRAM, APPLI-
CATION, OR SOFTWARE DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO OPERATE AS A  SERVER  THAT  IS
ACCESSIBLE  OVER  THE INTERNET USING THE INTERNET DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM, TO
TRANSMIT OR RECEIVE EMAIL MESSAGES, INSTANT MESSAGING,  REAL-TIME  AUDIO
OR  VIDEO  COMMUNICATIONS,  OR  REAL-TIME  VOICE  COMMUNICATIONS,  OR TO
PROVIDE NETWORK OR COMPUTER SECURITY, NETWORK  MANAGEMENT,  HOSTING  AND
BACKUP  SERVICES, MAINTENANCE, DIAGNOSTICS, TECHNICAL SUPPORT OR REPAIR,
OR TO DETECT OR PREVENT FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES.
  2. A PERSON OR ENTITY THAT IS NOT AN OWNER OR  AUTHORIZED  USER  OF  A
COMPUTER MAY NOT:
  (A)  INSTALL,  OFFER  TO  INSTALL, OR MAKE AVAILABLE FOR INSTALLATION,
REINSTALLATION OR UPDATE A COVERED FILE-SHARING PROGRAM ONTO THE COMPUT-
ER WITHOUT FIRST PROVIDING CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS NOTICE TO THE OWNER  OR
AUTHORIZED  USER OF THE COMPUTER THAT THE FILES ON THAT COMPUTER WILL BE
MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, OBTAINING CONSENT OF THE OWNER OR  AUTHOR-
IZED  USER  TO  INSTALLATION  OF  THE PROGRAM, AND REQUIRING AFFIRMATIVE
STEPS BY THE OWNER OR AUTHORIZED USER TO ACTIVATE  ANY  FEATURE  ON  THE
PROGRAM  THAT  WILL MAKE FILES ON THAT COMPUTER AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC;
OR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

S6930A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11252
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §349-d, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4435, A2916
2013-2014: S1171, A7384
2015-2016: A4253
2017-2018: A3324

S6930A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Adds provisions relating to computer file-sharing applications.

S6930A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6930A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 6930--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 25, 2010
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  C. JOHNSON  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Consumer  Protection
  -- reported favorably from said committee and committed to the Commit-
  tee  on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted
  as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the general business law, in  relation  to  file-sharing
  applications

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
349-d to read as follows:
  S 349-D. FILE-SHARING APPLICATIONS. 1. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS SECTION
"COVERED FILE-SHARING PROGRAM" MEANS A COMPUTER PROGRAM, APPLICATION, OR
SOFTWARE THAT ENABLES THE COMPUTER ON WHICH SUCH  PROGRAM,  APPLICATION,
OR  SOFTWARE  IS INSTALLED TO DESIGNATE FILES AS AVAILABLE FOR SEARCHING
BY AND COPYING TO ONE OR MORE OTHER COMPUTERS, TO TRANSMIT  SUCH  DESIG-
NATED  FILES DIRECTLY TO ONE OR MORE OTHER COMPUTERS, AND TO REQUEST THE
TRANSMISSION OF SUCH DESIGNATED FILES DIRECTLY FROM ONE  OR  MORE  OTHER
COMPUTERS.  COVERED FILE-SHARING PROGRAM DOES NOT MEAN A PROGRAM, APPLI-
CATION, OR SOFTWARE DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO OPERATE AS A  SERVER  THAT  IS
ACCESSIBLE  OVER  THE INTERNET USING THE INTERNET DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM, TO
TRANSMIT  OR RECEIVE EMAIL MESSAGES, INSTANT MESSAGING, REAL-TIME  AUDIO
OR  VIDEO  COMMUNICATIONS,  OR  REAL-TIME  VOICE  COMMUNICATIONS,  OR TO
PROVIDE NETWORK OR COMPUTER SECURITY, NETWORK  MANAGEMENT,  HOSTING  AND
BACKUP  SERVICES, MAINTENANCE, DIAGNOSTICS, TECHNICAL SUPPORT OR REPAIR,
OR TO DETECT OR PREVENT FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES.
  2. A PERSON OR ENTITY THAT IS NOT AN OWNER OR  AUTHORIZED  USER  OF  A
COMPUTER MAY NOT:
  (A)  INSTALL,  OFFER  TO  INSTALL, OR MAKE AVAILABLE FOR INSTALLATION,
REINSTALLATION OR UPDATE A COVERED FILE-SHARING PROGRAM ONTO THE COMPUT-
ER WITHOUT FIRST PROVIDING CLEAR AND CONSPICUOUS NOTICE TO THE OWNER  OR
AUTHORIZED  USER OF THE COMPUTER THAT THE FILES ON THAT COMPUTER WILL BE
MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, OBTAINING CONSENT OF THE OWNER OR  AUTHOR-
IZED USER TO INSTALL THE PROGRAM, AND REQUIRING AFFIRMATIVE STEPS BY THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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