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 Bill Status of HB2691  99th General Assembly


House Sponsors
Rep. Peter Breen

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
815 ILCS 505/2SSS

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act. Provides that it is an unlawful practice to claim that another has infringed upon a copyright if the claim falsely threatens adverse administrative or judicial action, the assertions lack a reasonable basis in fact or law, the person making the assertion is not, or does not represent, a person with a current right to license the copyright, or the claim fails to make certain other disclosures. Provides that a person who sends certain written communications bears liability or owes compensation to another person if: (1) the communication falsely states that litigation has been filed against the intended recipient; or (2) the assertions contained in the communication lack a reasonable basis in fact or law because the communication seeks compensation for a copyright that has been held invalid or unenforceable in a final, unappealable or unappealed, judicial or administrative decision. Provides that nothing in the provisions shall be construed to deem it an unlawful practice for any person who owns or has the right to license or enforce a copyright to: (1) advise others of that ownership or right of license or enforcement; (2) communicate to others that the copyright is available for license or sale; (3) notify another of the infringement of the copyright; or (4) seek compensation on account of past or present infringement or for a license to the copyright.

DateChamber Action
  2/19/2015HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Peter Breen
  2/19/2015HouseFirst Reading
  2/19/2015HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  3/2/2015HouseAssigned to Judiciary - Civil Committee
  3/18/2015HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Judiciary - Civil Committee; 011-000-000
  3/18/2015HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/22/2015HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/24/2015HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  1/10/2017HouseSession Sine Die

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