H.R. 3261 (112th): Stop Online Piracy Act

Introduced:

Oct 26, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Lamar Smith

Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2011
Length: 78 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.

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Summary

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was a controversial United States bill introduced by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to combat online copyright infringement and online trafficking in counterfeit goods. Provisions included the requesting of court orders to bar advertising networks and payment facilities from conducting business with infringing ...

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History

Oct 26, 2011
 
Introduced

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