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PROTECT IP

PROTECT IP

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Full PROTECT IP bill text as of 11/1/11
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II
Calendar No.
70
112
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
S. 968
To prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectualproperty, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
M
 AY
12, 2011Mr. L
EAHY
(for himself, Mr. H
 ATCH
, Mr. G
RASSLEY
, Mr. S
CHUMER
, Mrs.F
EINSTEIN
, Mr. W
HITEHOUSE
, Mr. G
RAHAM
, Mr. K 
OHL
, Mr. C
OONS
,Mr. B
LUMENTHAL
, Ms. K 
LOBUCHAR
, Mr. F
RANKEN
, Mr. B
LUNT
, Mr. A 
LEXANDER
, Mrs. G
ILLIBRAND
, and Mr. R
UBIO
) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary M
 AY
26, 2011Reported by Mr. L
EAHY
, with an amendment
[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]
A BILL
To prevent online threats to economic creativity and theftof intellectual property, and for other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION1.SHORTTITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Preventing Real Online
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Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual
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S 968 RS
Property Act of 2011’’ or the ‘‘PROTECT IP Act of 
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2011’’.
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SEC.2.DEFINITIONS.
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For purposes of this Act—
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(1) the term ‘‘domain name’’ has the same
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meaning as in section 45 of the Lanham Act (15
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U.S.C. 1127);
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(2) the term ‘‘domain name system server’’
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means a server or other mechanism used to provide
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the Internet protocol address associated with a do-
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main name;
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(3) the term ‘‘financial transaction provider’
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has the same meaning as in section 5362(4) of title
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31, United States Code;
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(4) the term ‘‘information location tool’’ has the
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same meaning as described in subsection (d) of sec-
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tion 512 of title 17, United States Code;
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(5) the term ‘‘Internet advertising service’
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means a service that for compensation sells, pur-
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chases, brokers, serves, inserts, verifies, or clears the
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placement of an advertisement, including a paid or
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sponsored search result, link, or placement that is
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rendered in viewable form for any period of time on
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an Internet site;
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S 968 RS
(6) the term ‘‘Internet site’’ means the collec-
1
tion of digital assets, including links, indexes, or
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pointers to digital assets, accessible through the
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Internet that are addressed relative to a common do-
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main name;
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(7) the term ‘‘Internet site dedicated to infring-
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ing activities’’ means an Internet site that—
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(A) has no significant use other than en-
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gaging in, enabling, or facilitating the—
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(i) reproduction, distribution, or pub-
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lic performance of copyrighted works, in
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complete or substantially complete form, in
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a manner that constitutes copyright in-
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fringement under section 501 of title 17,
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United States Code;
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(ii) violation of section 1201 of title
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17, United States Code; or
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(iii) sale, distribution, or promotion of 
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goods, services, or materials bearing a
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counterfeit mark, as that term is defined
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in section 34(d) of the Lanham Act; or
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(B) is designed, operated, or marketed by 
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its operator or persons operating in concert
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 with the operator, and facts or circumstances
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suggest is used, primarily as a means for en-
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