Vote Set For Protect IP Act As Filibuster Threat Looms

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 7:06 PM EST) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Saturday set in motion plans for a January vote on the Protect IP Act — controversial legislation that promises to crack down on websites hosting infringing material — but faced a filibuster threat from opponents.

Reid calendared a roll call vote on the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 for Jan. 24. The bill aims to grant the U.S. Department of Justice the power to shut down websites that...
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