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United States House of Representatives. H. R. 4241 Discussion Draft (December 11, 2015).


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Submitted by Representative Tom Marino (Republican, Pennsylvania) and co-sponsored by Judy Chu (Democrat, California) and Barbara Comstock (Republican, Virginia).

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A bill put forth during the first Session of the 114th Congress to establish the United States Copyright Office as an independent agency, and for other purposes. This Act may be cited as the "Copyright Office for the Digital Economy Act."

Proposes enacting changes to Section 701 and Section 408 of Title 17 of the United States Code to remove the United States Copyright Office from the Legislative branch of the federal government and move it to the Executive branch of the federal government, along with proposals for associated transfer of administrative and technical functions.