senate Bill S1837

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the ability of government agencies in New York to claim copyright protection

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to investigations and government operations
Jan 13, 2011 referred to investigations and government operations

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S1837 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6787
Law Section:
Public Officers Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง89, Pub Off L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3659B, A5726B

S1837 - Summary

Waives the ability of government agencies in New York to claim copyright protection except where the record reflects artistic creation, or scientific or academic research, or if the agency intends to distribute the record of derivative work based on it to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership.

S1837 - Sponsor Memo

S1837 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1837

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. OPPENHEIMER, DIAZ -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and  when  printed  to be committed to the Committee on Investigations
  and Government Operations

AN ACT to amend the public officers law, in relation to the  ability  of
  government agencies in New York to claim copyright protection

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

  Section 1. Section 89 of the public officers law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
  10.  ANY  COPYRIGHT IN A RECORD PREPARED BY AN AGENCY THAT IS REQUIRED
TO BE DISCLOSED PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS  ARTICLE  IS  WAIVED,
EXCEPT  WHERE  THE  RECORD  REFLECTS  ARTISTIC  CREATION,  SCIENTIFIC OR
ACADEMIC RESEARCH, OR IF THE AGENCY INTENDS TO DISTRIBUTE THE RECORD  OR
A DERIVATIVE WORK BASED ON IT TO THE PUBLIC BY SALE OR OTHER TRANSFER OF
OWNERSHIP,  OR  BY  RENTAL, LEASE, OR LICENSE.   IF ANY OF THE FOREGOING
EXCEPTIONS APPLY, THE ENTITY FROM WHICH THE RECORD IS SOUGHT MAY IN  ITS
DISCRETION ELECT TO WAIVE ANY SUCH COPYRIGHT.
  S  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06316-01-1

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