27 November 2004

Databases: Bloggers and the right to create their own RSS feeds

Ref: H.R.3872 Original


Adverse report

The Committee on Energy and Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 3261) to prohibit the misappropriation of certain databases, having considered the same, report unfavorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill do not pass.

Ref

SEC. 4. PERMITTED ACTS.

(a) INDEPENDENTLY GENERATED OR GATHERED INFORMATION- This Act shall not restrict any person from--

(1) independently generating or gathering information obtained by means other than extracting it from a database generated, gathered, or maintained by another person; and

(2) making that information available in commerce.

. . . .

HYPERLINKING- Nothing in this Act shall restrict the act of hyperlinking of one online location to another
Ref: H.R.3872 Original


Adverse report

The Committee on Energy and Commerce, to whom was referred the bill (H.R. 3261) to prohibit the misappropriation of certain databases, having considered the same, report unfavorably thereon with an amendment and recommend that the bill do not pass.

Ref

SEC. 4. PERMITTED ACTS.

(a) INDEPENDENTLY GENERATED OR GATHERED INFORMATION- This Act shall not restrict any person from--

(1) independently generating or gathering information obtained by means other than extracting it from a database generated, gathered, or maintained by another person; and

(2) making that information available in commerce.

. . . .

HYPERLINKING- Nothing in this Act shall restrict the act of hyperlinking of one online location to another
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