Bill Text: NY A02401 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: 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 or derivative work based on it to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-03-15 - REFERRED TO INVESTIGATIONS AND GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS [A02401 Detail]

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                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          2401
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 20, 2017
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M. of A. GALEF, PAULIN, LUPARDO, JAFFEE, KAVANAGH, OTIS,
          TITONE, ABINANTI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  COOK,  GOTTFRIED,
          PERRY,  ROSENTHAL, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on
          Governmental 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:
     1    Section 1. Section 89 of the public officers law is amended by  adding
     2  a new subdivision 10 to read as follows:
     3    10.  Any  copyright in a record prepared by an agency that is required
     4  to be disclosed pursuant to the provisions of this  article  is  waived,
     5  except  where  the  record  reflects  artistic  creation,  scientific or
     6  academic research, or if the agency intends to distribute the record  or
     7  a derivative work based on it to the public by sale or other transfer of
     8  ownership,  or  by  rental, lease, or license.   If any of the foregoing
     9  exceptions apply, the entity from which the record is sought may in  its
    10  discretion elect to waive any such copyright.
    11    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    12  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD01944-01-7
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