S. 968 PROTECT IP Act


Summary


The PROTECT IP Act intends to enhance enforcement against rogue websites operated and registered overseas, eliminate the financial incentive to steal intellectual property online, and prevent the importation of counterfeit products and infringing devices.


Subject Areas


  • web law, partick leahy, us senators, Protect IP ActCivil actions and liability
  • Consumer affairs
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Fraud offences and financial crime
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet and video services
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Prescription drugs

Sponsor


Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT) (pictured)


History


The legislation was introduced on May 12, 2011 and sent to the Committee on the Judiciary on May 26 where it was substituted with another draft by Senator Leahy. It was placed on the Senate Legislative Calendar on May 26 under General Orders. Senator Leahy filed a written report on July 22, 2011. Report No. 112-39: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-112srpt39/pdf/CRPT-112srpt39.pdf


Text of the Bill


http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s968/text

 

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