2013 US Code
Title 17 - Copyrights
Chapter 9 - PROTECTION OF SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PRODUCTS (§§ 901 - 914)
Section 912 - Relation to other laws

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 1, Title 17 - COPYRIGHTS
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 17 - COPYRIGHTS
CHAPTER 9 - PROTECTION OF SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP PRODUCTS
Sec. 912 - Relation to other laws
Containssection 912
Date2013
Laws in Effect as of DateJanuary 16, 2014
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAdded Pub. L. 98-620, title III, §302, Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3354; amended Pub. L. 100-702, title X, §1020(b), Nov. 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 4672; Pub. L. 102-563, §3(c), Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4248.
Statutes at Large References98 Stat. 3354
102 Stat. 4672
106 Stat. 4248
Public Law ReferencesPublic Law 98-620, Public Law 100-702, Public Law 102-563

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Relation to other laws - 17 U.S.C. § 912 (2013)
§912. Relation to other laws

(a) Nothing in this chapter shall affect any right or remedy held by any person under chapters 1 through 8 or 10 of this title, or under title 35.

(b) Except as provided in section 908(b) of this title, references to "this title" or "title 17" in chapters 1 through 8 or 10 of this title shall be deemed not to apply to this chapter.

(c) The provisions of this chapter shall preempt the laws of any State to the extent those laws provide any rights or remedies with respect to a mask work which are equivalent to those rights or remedies provided by this chapter, except that such preemption shall be effective only with respect to actions filed on or after January 1, 1986.

(d) Notwithstanding subsection (c), nothing in this chapter shall detract from any rights of a mask work owner, whether under Federal law (exclusive of this chapter) or under the common law or the statutes of a State, heretofore or hereafter declared or enacted, with respect to any mask work first commercially exploited before July 1, 1983.

(Added Pub. L. 98–620, title III, §302, Nov. 8, 1984, 98 Stat. 3354; amended Pub. L. 100–702, title X, §1020(b), Nov. 19, 1988, 102 Stat. 4672; Pub. L. 102–563, §3(c), Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4248.)

AMENDMENTS

1992—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 102–563 inserted "or 10" after "8".

1988—Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 100–702 redesignated subsec. (e) as (d) and struck out former subsec. (d) which read as follows: "The provisions of sections 1338, 1400(a), and 1498(b) and (c) of title 28 shall apply with respect to exclusive rights in mask works under this chapter."

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