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Senator puts hold on PROTECT IP Act

Patrick Ross, Washington DC

Hours after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the PROTECT IP Act by unanimous voice vote, a key Senator said he would use a parliamentary procedure to prevent a Senate floor vote on the bill

The amended bill by Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy would authorise the US attorney general and IP owners to pursue web sites facilitating access to pirated and copyrighted works.

The amended version attempts to address concerns the bill was lacking sufficient...

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