S. 978 (112th): A bill to amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.


May 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 16, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Amy Klobuchar

Senator from Minnesota



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Last Updated: May 12, 2011
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

6/20/2011--Reported to Senate without amendment.Amends the federal criminal code to provide for imprisonment for up to 5 years, a fine, or both, for criminal infringement of a copyright where the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 12, 2011

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May 12, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by Senate Committee.

Jun 16, 2011
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 978”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


2 cosponsors (1R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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