Law in the Internet Society

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-- By YanFu - 27 Oct 2011

In May 2011, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced S.968, The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011, also known as the Protect IP Act. The bill's goal is to give the government and copyright holders an extra weapon to fight websites that contain copyright-infringing content. The Act is a re-write of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) introduced by Leahy in 2010, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee but never made it onto the Senate floor.

Private corporations and other rights holders want the ability to shut down unauthorized websites where Internet users could download movies, television shows, music, and video games. Many of these sites are hosted outside of the United States. The PROTECT IP Act gives the U.S. Department of Justice the power to seek

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