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EXCHANGE & GIFT DIVISION

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COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR IMPRINTED DESIGN + Just

PATTERNS ON SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS

C.310

NOV -6 1974

COPY

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS, CIVIL LIBERTIES,

AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

NINETY-SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

H.R. 1007
COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR IMPRINTED DESIGN PATTERNS

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

47-688 O

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
FRANKLIN G. POLK, Associate Counsel

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
LAMAR GUDGER, North Carolina

HAROLD S. SAWYER, Michigan
ROBERT T. MATSUI, California
ABNER J. MIKVA, Illinois

BRUCE A. LEHMAN, Chief Counsel
TIMOTHY A. Bogos, Professional Staff Member

GAIL HIGGINS FOGARTY, Counsel

MICHAEL J. REMINGTON, Counsel
THOMAS E. MOONEY, Associate Counsel
JOSEPH V. WOLFE, Associate Counsel

COPYRIGHT PROTECTION FOR IMPRINTED DESIGN PATTERNS ON SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPS

MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1979

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SUBCOMMITTEE ON COURTS,

CIVIL LIBERTIES AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE
OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY,

San Jose, Calif.
The subcommittee met, pursuant to notice, at 2 p.m., in Judge
Kelly's courtroom, Santa Clara County Superior Court, 161 N. First
Street, San Jose, Calif., the Honorable Robert Kastenmeier (chair-
man of the subcommittee) presiding.

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

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