|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jan 13, 2011||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S1837
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- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S1837 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S1837 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public officers law, in relation to the ability of government agencies in New York to claim copyright protection PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To guarantee that copyright claims should not chill the desire or ability of citizens to use public records or serve as an impediment to the economic interests of the State. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: 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 disclosed pursuant to the provisions of this article is waived, except if such 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 agency may in its discretion waive any such copyright.
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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