- Prison Planet.com - http://www.prisonplanet.com -

US lawmakers to push for online piracy bill

Posted By admin On April 5, 2011 @ 5:23 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
April 5, 2011

WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican members of the US Congress pledged Monday to pass legislation that would give US authorities more tools to crack down on websites engaged in piracy of movies, television shows and music and the sale of counterfeit goods.

Senator Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he would introduce a new version “soon” of a bill designed to combat so-called “rogue websites.”

A previous bill co-sponsored by Leahy, called the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a 19-0 vote in November, but never made it to the Senate floor.

Leahy, speaking to reporters on Monday, said: “Online infringement and the sale of counterfeit goods costs American creators, producers, and businesses billions of dollars and results in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs.

Full article here [1]

Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD) [2]

US lawmakers to push for online piracy bill  260310banner2 [3]


Article printed from Prison Planet.com: http://www.prisonplanet.com

URL to article: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-lawmakers-to-push-for-online-piracy-bill.html

URLs in this post:

[1] AFP: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5haa7_-0UPb7y6sCvIq9cqtEc6PTw?docId=CNG.bcf74a4d0a9bb29afe4e98cfe57a8c2d.14e1

[2] Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com/

[3] Image: http://purewaterfreedom.com/

[4] Google chairman says online piracy bill would ‘criminalize’ the Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/google-chairman-says-online-piracy-bill-would-criminalize-the-internet.html

[5] US lawmakers seek power to ‘shut down’ Web sites in other countries: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-lawmakers-seek-power-to-%e2%80%98shut-down%e2%80%99-web-sites-in-other-countries.html

[6] Issa: Piracy bill would give Holder ‘broad new powers to police the Internet’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/issa-piracy-bill-would-give-holder-%e2%80%98broad-new-powers-to-police-the-internet%e2%80%99.html

[7] Engineers Slam Internet ‘Censorship’ Bill Under Review by Senate: http://www.prisonplanet.com/engineers-slam-internet-censorship-bill-under-review-by-senate.html

[8] Obama Seeks to Criminalize Linking to Online Piracy Websites: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-seeks-to-criminalize-linking-to-online-piracy-websites.html

Copyright © 2013 PrisonPlanet.com. All rights reserved.