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H.R.6531 - Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008

To amend chapter 13 of title 17, United States Code (relating to the vessel hull design protection), to clarify the definitions of a hull and a deck. view all titles (5)

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  • Official: To amend chapter 13 of title 17, United States Code (relating to the vessel hull design protection), to clarify the definitions of a hull and a deck. as introduced.
  • Short: Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 as introduced.
  • Short: Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 as passed house.
  • Short: Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 as passed senate.
  • Short: Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 as enacted.

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Official Summary

Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 - Amends federal copyright law to specify that the design of a vessel's hull, deck, or combination of a hull and deck, including a plug or mold are protected (currently, only the design of the vessel hull is protected, including a plug o

Official Summary

Vessel Hull Design Protection Amendments of 2008 - Amends federal copyright law to specify that the design of a vessel's hull, deck, or combination of a hull and deck, including a plug or mold are protected (currently, only the design of the vessel hull is protected, including a plug or mold). Requires that Department of Defense (DOD) rights in a registered design, including the right to build to such a design, be determined solely by provisions of federal Armed Forces law relating to rights in technical data or by the instrument under which the design was developed for the U.S. government. Redefines \"useful article\" and \"hull.\" Defines \"deck\" as the horizontal surface of the vessel that covers the hull, including exterior cabin and cockpit surfaces, and exclusive of masts, sails, yards, rigging, hardware, fixtures, and other attachments.

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