About the bill
The PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA) was a proposed law with the stated goal of giving the US government and copyright holders additional tools to curb access to "rogue websites dedicated to the sale of infringing or counterfeit goods", especially those registered outside the U.S. The bill was introduced on May 12, 2011, by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and 11 bipartisan co-sponsors. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that implementation of the bill would cost the federal government $47 million through 2016, to cover enforcement costs and the hiring and training of 22 new special agents and 26 support staff. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill, but Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) placed a hold …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 26, 2011
Length: 66 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on May 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
31 Cosponsors (22 Democrats, 8 Republicans, 1 Independent)
What legislators are saying
“Leahy: Senate Should Focus On Stopping Online Theft That Undercuts Economic Recovery”
— Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT, 1975-2022] (Sponsor) on Jan 23, 2012
“Cardin statement on protect ip act”
— Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 13, 2012
“Inhofe opposes sopa and pipa”
— Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] on Jan 18, 2012
May 12, 2011
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May 26, 2011
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S. 968 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 968. This is the one from the 112th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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