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President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 27, 2005

Statement on S. 167, the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005


On Wednesday, April 27 2005, the President signed into law:

S. 167, the "Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005," which criminalizes the use of recording equipment to make copies of movies in movie theaters and the unauthorized release of certain material being prepared for commercial distribution; authorizes the use of technology that allows viewers to skip portions of a movie viewed at home; and contains miscellaneous provisions related to film preservation.

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