Public Law 102-492

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    102ND UNITED STATES CONGRESS
    2ND SESSION


    An Act
    To amend title 17, United States Code, relating to fair use of copyrighted works.


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
    That section 107 of title 17, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: “The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors.”


    Approved October 24, 1992.


    Legislative History[edit]

    • HOUSE REPORTS:
      • No. 102-836 (Comm. on Judiciary)
    • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 138 (1992):
      • Aug. 11, considered and passed House.
      • Oct. 7, considered and passed Senate.