44 U.S. Code § 2114 - Preservation of audio and visual records

The Archivist may make and preserve audio and visual records, including motion-picture films, still photographs, and sound recordings, in analog, digital, or any other form, pertaining to and illustrative of the historical development of the United States Government and its activities, and provide for preparing, editing, titling, scoring, processing, duplicating, reproducing, exhibiting, and releasing for non-profit educational purposes, motion-picture films, still photographs, and sound recordings in the Archivist’s custody.

(Pub. L. 90–620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1290, § 2110; renumbered § 2114 and amended Pub. L. 98–497, title I, §§ 102(a)(1), 107(a)(7), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2280, 2286; Pub. L. 113–187, § 3(c)(1), Nov. 26, 2014, 128 Stat. 2008.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on 44 U.S. Code, 1964 ed., § 397(i) (June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title V, § 507, as added Sept. 5, 1950, ch. 849, § 6(d), 64 Stat. 583; and amended July 12, 1952, ch. 703, § 1(o), (p), 66 Stat. 594; July 12, 1955, ch. 329, 69 Stat. 297; Aug. 12, 1955, ch. 859, 69 Stat. 695; July 3, 1956, ch. 513, § 4, 70 Stat. 494; June 13, 1957, Pub. L. 85–51, 71 Stat. 69; Mar. 15, 1958, Pub. L. 85–341, § 1(1), 72 Stat. 34).

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2114 was renumbered section 2118 of this title.

Amendments

2014—Pub. L. 113–187 amended section generally. Prior to amendment section related to preservation of motion-picture films, still pictures, and sound recordings.

1984—Pub. L. 98–497, § 107(a)(7), substituted “Archivist” for “Administrator of General Services”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–497 effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section 301 of Pub. L. 98–497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this title.