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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
EXCHANGE & GIFT DIVISION
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PATTERNS ON SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS
NOV -6 1974
SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS, CIVIL LIBERTIES,
AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
ON SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS
APRIL 16, 1979
Serial No. 16
Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary
U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1979
COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey, Chairman JACK BROOKS, Texas
ROBERT MCCLORY, Illinois ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin TOM RAILSBACK, Illinois DON EDWARDS, California
HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York JOHN CONYERS, JR., Michigan
M. CALDWELL BUTLER, Virginia JOHN F. SEIBERLING, Ohio
CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California GEORGE E. DANIELSON, California
JOHN M. ASHBROOK, Ohio ROBERT F. DRINAN, Massachusetts
HENRY J. HYDE, Illinois ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN, New York
THOMAS N. KINDNESS, Ohio ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky
HAROLD S. SAWYER, Michigan WILLIAM J. HUGHES, New Jersey
DAN LUNGREN, California SAM B. HALL, JR., Texas
F. JAMES SENSENBRENNER, JR., Wisconsin LAMAR GUDGER, North Carolina HAROLD L. VOLKMER, Missouri HERBERT E. HARRIS II, Virginia MICHAEL LYNN SYNAR, Oklahoma ROBERT T. MATSUI, California ABNER J. MIKVA, Illinois MICHAEL D. BARNES, Maryland RICHARD C. SHELBY, Alabama
JOSEPH L. NELLIS, General Counsel
GARNER J. CLINE, Staff Director
SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS, Civil LIBERTIES, AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
ROBERT W. KASTENMEIER, Wisconsin, Chairman GEORGE E. DANIELSON, California
TOM RAILSBACK, Illinois ROMANO L. MAZZOLI, Kentucky
CARLOS J. MOORHEAD, California
HAROLD S. SAWYER, Michigan
BRUCE A. LEHMAN, Chief Counsel
GAIL HIGGINS FOGARTY, Counsel
MICHAEL J. REMINGTON, Counsel
New York County Lawyers' Association, Richard A. Givens, chairman
research, development and engineering
COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR IMPRINTED DESIGN PATTERNS ON SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS
MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1979
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS,
CIVIL LIBERTIES AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
San Jose, Calif.
Present. Representatives Kastenmeier, Edwards and Mineta.
Also present. Bruce A. Lehman, counsel; Thomas E. Mooney, associate counsel; and Audrey Marcus, clerk.
Mr. KASTENMEIER. The subcommittee will come to order. We are gathered here today for the first hearing on the subject of extension of the Copyright Act for the protection of certain printed design patterns on the semiconductor chips.
In this connection I have a brief statement I would like to make, but first of all, before I say any more, I would like to yield to my colleague on the Judiciary Committee, who is part of this panel today, and indeed our host in this area, and my dear friend, and a person who himself has the principal bill on the subject before Congress, the Honorable Don Edwards.
Mr. EDWARDS. Thank you very much, Mr. Chairman.
I'm simply delighted this subcommittee has chosen to come to Santa Clara Valley, especially to San Jose, for this important hearing, which I believe very well might be the first official congressional hearing in the history of the city of San Jose. I can't remember an other; if there is anybody here who wiH say I am wrong, let him now speak. But, it's really very exciting to have this matter here representing the House Judiciary Committee, and it's especially good for me to have my friend and colleague, Congressman Bob Kastenmeier, chairing this particular hearing. He is chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties and the Administration of Justice. Bob has been a member of the House of Representatives from Wisconsin for 20 years, and he is the acknowledged expert in Congress on the very sophisticated and complicated matter of copyrights.
The copyright laws, until 1976, had not been revised in a major way since 1909, and Congressman Kastenmeier as a member of the Presidential Commission and as the chairman of this subcommittee, and I as a member of the subcommittee for a number of years, were privileged to be a part of the process. Congressman Kastenmeier's subcommittee completely revised the copyright laws of the