Committee Vote Could Kill U.S. Database Copyright Bill

Law360, New York (March 4, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a move that could kill efforts to extend copyright protection to database publishers, a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that sharply curtailed the protections that the industry had sought.

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee approved by voice vote a bill that would protect publishers of time-sensitive facts, such as stock quotes, from wholesale copying.

However, at the same time, the committee a negative recommendation to a much broader bill that had won approval from...
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