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Bill Targeting Online Counterfeiting Set To Advance In US Senate
Wall Street Journal
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–Legislation aimed at cracking down on “rogue” websites trafficking in pirated goods is set to advance in the Senate on Thursday, though Internet freedom proponents say proposed revisions haven’t resolved their concerns.
The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act has already attracted cosponsors from over two-thirds of the Judiciary Committee, making a committee vote tentatively scheduled for Thursday a likely formality. However, the bill has little chance of becoming law this year, since the full Senate and House would have to approve it during the lame-duck session. But the legislation demonstrates how serious a threat online counterfeiting is …
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