|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2014||committed to rules|
|Jan 23, 2014||advanced to third reading|
|Jan 22, 2014||2nd report cal.|
|Jan 14, 2014||1st report cal.26|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to investigations and government operations|
|Jun 21, 2013||committed to rules|
|Jun 04, 2013||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 03, 2013||2nd report cal.|
|May 30, 2013||1st report cal.839|
|Apr 24, 2013||referred to investigations and government operations|
senate Bill S4798
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4798 - Details
S4798 - 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.
S4798 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4798 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: 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 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. Section 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law.
S4798 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4798 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 24, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Investigations and Govern- ment 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. LBD04858-01-3
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