Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Online Piracy Bill

Law360, New York (November 18, 2010, 7:17 PM EST) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced a bill designed to fight copyright infringement and the sale of counterfeit goods online and give the U.S. Department of Justice greater power to crack down on websites featuring pirated material.

In a 19-0 vote, the panel on Thursday sent the bipartisan S. 3804 – the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act – to the full Senate for consideration.

The bill, introduced in September by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and senior Republican member Orrin Hatch, R-Utah,...
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