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2009-2010 Regular Session - SB 470
Computer Security; illegal to prevent reasonable efforts to block installation or execution of a covered file-sharing program
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 9 of Chapter 9 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to computer security, so as to provide a definition; to provide that it shall be illegal to prevent reasonable efforts to block the installation, execution, or disabling of a covered file-sharing program on computers; to provide that it shall be illegal to install, offer to install, or make available for installation, reinstallation, or update a covered file-sharing program on a computer without first providing clear and conspicuous notice to the authorized user of the computer that the files on that computer will be made available to the public, obtaining consent of the authorized user to install the program, and requiring affirmative steps by the authorized user to activate any feature on the program that will make files on that computer available to the public; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2010 - Effective Date
May/20/2010 - Act 422
May/20/2010 - Senate Date Signed by Governor
May/13/2010 - Senate Sent to Governor
Apr/27/2010 - House Passed/Adopted
Apr/27/2010 - House Third Readers
Apr/13/2010 - House Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/30/2010 - House Second Readers
Mar/26/2010 - House First Readers
Mar/24/2010 - Senate Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/24/2010 - Senate Third Read
Mar/22/2010 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/18/2010 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Mar/10/2010 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/09/2010 - Senate Hopper
Apr/27/2010 - House Vote #911Yea(159)Nay(0)NV(12)
Mar/24/2010 - Senate Vote #622Yea(49)Nay(0)NV(5)
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