Induce Act Dies In Senate Committee

Law360, New York (October 10, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a victory for high-tech companies and civil-liberties groups, the controversial Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act appears to have died quietly in a Senate committee.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, canceled plans Thursday to present the bill to his committee after attempts to reach a compromise over the bill failed. Senate sources say the bill is likely to remain in limbo in the foreseeable future.

Hatch had invited attorneys and lobbyists representing the sides to propose a compromise as the congressional session drew toward...
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