No Electronic Theft (NET) Act

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Title

No Electronic Theft (NET) Act

Description

Established in 1997, the NET Act amends Federal copyright law to extend the definition "financial gain" to include the receipt of anything of value. It also established penalties for infringing a copyright for personal gain or commercial advantage. The statute of limitations for criminal copyright infringement is three to five years. For a more detailed summary, go here.

Date

November 4, 1997

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Public Law Number

105-147

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Citation

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, "No Electronic Theft (NET) Act ," in Cyberwar Resources Guide, Item #194, http://www.projectcyw-d.org/resources/items/show/194 (accessed June 18, 2019).