New Bill Aims To Clamp Down On Online Infringement

Law360, New York (September 20, 2010, 5:09 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan bill proposed Monday aims to give the U.S. Department of Justice greater power to crack down on websites that feature pirated material and counterfeit goods.

A group of 10 senators introduced the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, which would enable the DOJ to quickly track down websites dedicated to infringing material, file a civil action against domain names, and shut down sites.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and senior committee member Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said the bill improves the...
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