HR 354 IH

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 354

To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide protection for certain collections of information.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 1999

Mr. COBLE introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide protection for certain collections of information.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. MISAPPROPRIATION OF COLLECTIONS OF INFORMATION.

`CHAPTER 14--MISAPPROPRIATION OF COLLECTIONS OF INFORMATION

`Sec. 1401. Definitions

`Sec. 1402. Prohibition against misappropriation

`Sec. 1403. Permitted acts

shall prevent the extraction or use of an individual item of information, or other insubstantial part of a collection of information, in itself. An individual item of information, including a work of authorship, shall not itself be considered a substantial part of a collection of information under section 1402. Nothing in this subsection shall permit the repeated or systematic extraction or use of individual items or insubstantial parts of a collection of information so as to circumvent the prohibition contained in section 1402.

`Sec. 1404. Exclusions

`Sec. 1405. Relationship to other laws

`Sec. 1406. Civil remedies

`Sec. 1407. Criminal offenses and penalties

`Sec. 1408. Limitations on actions