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 ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Vermont. Democrat.
Last Updated: May 26, 2011
Length: 66 pages
May 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on May 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
What stakeholders are saying
May 12, 2011
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
May 26, 2011
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
S. 968 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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