S. 3689: Copyright Cleanup, Clarification, and Corrections Act of 2010

S. 3689

Copyright Cleanup, Clarification, and Corrections Act of 2010

Sponsor
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy

Date
November 16, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Sarah Makin

Floor Situation

S. 3689 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, November 15, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced on August 2, 2010 by Sen. Leahy (D-VT) and was approved by the Senate by unanimous consent.

Bill Summary

The bill would make technical and clarifying changes to the Copyright Act in Title 17, United States Code.  Towards this end, the bill includes provisions to standardize and correct certain cross-references in the law and to eliminate certain obsolete provisions. 

Background

The original version of the bill was approved by the Senate unanimously in August 2010. The version to be considered under suspension today is supported by the Ranking Member and the Chairman who expect the measure to proceed without controversy.