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Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act

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Published by Mark Tutone
Bill Summary & Status
112th Congress (2011 - 2012)
H.R.3261
COSPONSORS
Rep Amodei, Mark E.(R) [NV-2] - 11/3/2011
Rep Barrow, John(D) [GA-12] - 11/14/2011
Rep Bass, Karen(D) [CA-33] - 11/3/2011
Rep Berman, Howard L. (D)[CA-28] - 10/26/2011
Rep Blackburn, Marsha(R) [TN-7] - 10/26/2011
Rep Bono Mack, Mary(R) [CA-45] - 10/26/2011
Rep Carter, John R.(R) [TX-31] - 11/3/2011
Rep Chabot, Steve(R) [OH-1] - 10/26/2011
Rep Conyers, John, Jr.(D) [MI-14] - 10/26/2011
Rep Deutch, Theodore E.(D) [FL-19] - 10/26/2011
Rep Gallegly, Elton(R) [CA-24] - 10/26/2011
Rep Goodlatte, Bob(R) [VA-6] - 10/26/2011
Rep Griffin, Tim(R) [AR-2] - 10/26/2011
Rep King, Peter(R) T. [NY-3] - 11/3/2011
Rep Lujan, Ben(D) Ray [NM-3] - 11/14/2011
Rep Marino, Tom(R) [PA-10] - 11/3/2011
Rep Nunnelee, Alan(R) [MS-1] - 11/3/2011
Rep Owens, William L.(D) [NY-23] - 11/14/2011
Rep Ross, Dennis(D) [FL-12] - 10/26/2011
Rep Scalise, Steve(R) [LA-1] - 11/14/2011
Rep Schiff, Adam B.(D) [CA-29] - 10/26/2011
Rep Terry, Lee(R) [NE-2] - 10/26/2011
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie(D) [FL-20] - 11/3/2011
Rep Watt, Melvin L.(D) [NC-12] - 11/3/2011
Bill Summary & Status
112th Congress (2011 - 2012)
H.R.3261
COSPONSORS
Rep Amodei, Mark E.(R) [NV-2] - 11/3/2011
Rep Barrow, John(D) [GA-12] - 11/14/2011
Rep Bass, Karen(D) [CA-33] - 11/3/2011
Rep Berman, Howard L. (D)[CA-28] - 10/26/2011
Rep Blackburn, Marsha(R) [TN-7] - 10/26/2011
Rep Bono Mack, Mary(R) [CA-45] - 10/26/2011
Rep Carter, John R.(R) [TX-31] - 11/3/2011
Rep Chabot, Steve(R) [OH-1] - 10/26/2011
Rep Conyers, John, Jr.(D) [MI-14] - 10/26/2011
Rep Deutch, Theodore E.(D) [FL-19] - 10/26/2011
Rep Gallegly, Elton(R) [CA-24] - 10/26/2011
Rep Goodlatte, Bob(R) [VA-6] - 10/26/2011
Rep Griffin, Tim(R) [AR-2] - 10/26/2011
Rep King, Peter(R) T. [NY-3] - 11/3/2011
Rep Lujan, Ben(D) Ray [NM-3] - 11/14/2011
Rep Marino, Tom(R) [PA-10] - 11/3/2011
Rep Nunnelee, Alan(R) [MS-1] - 11/3/2011
Rep Owens, William L.(D) [NY-23] - 11/14/2011
Rep Ross, Dennis(D) [FL-12] - 10/26/2011
Rep Scalise, Steve(R) [LA-1] - 11/14/2011
Rep Schiff, Adam B.(D) [CA-29] - 10/26/2011
Rep Terry, Lee(R) [NE-2] - 10/26/2011
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie(D) [FL-20] - 11/3/2011
Rep Watt, Melvin L.(D) [NC-12] - 11/3/2011

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I
112
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
H. R. 3261
To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and innovation by combating the theft of U.S. property, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
O
CTOBER
26, 2011Mr. S
MITH
of Texas (for himself and Mr. C
ONYERS
, Mr. G
OODLATTE
, Mr.B
ERMAN
, Mr. G
RIFFIN
of Arkansas, Mr. G
 ALLEGLY
, Mr. D
EUTCH
, Mr.C
HABOT
, Mr. R
OSS
of Florida, Mrs. B
LACKBURN
, Mrs. B
ONO
M
 ACK 
, Mr.T
ERRY
, and Mr. S
CHIFF
) introduced the following bill; which was re-ferred to the Committee on the Judiciary 
A BILL
To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship, and in-novation by combating the theft of U.S. property, andfor 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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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
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(a) S
HORT
T
ITLE
.—This Act may be cited as the
4
‘‘Stop Online Piracy Act’’.
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(b) T
 ABLE OF
C
ONTENTS
.—The table of contents of 
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this Act is as follows:
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Sec.1.Short title; table of contents.Sec.2.Savings and severability clauses.
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TITLE I—COMBATING ONLINE PIRACYSec.101.Definitions.Sec.102.Action by Attorney General to protect U.S. customers and preventU.S. support of foreign infringing sites.Sec.103.Market-based system to protect U.S. customers and prevent U.S.funding of sites dedicated to theft of U.S. property.Sec.104.Immunity for taking voluntary action against sites dedicated to theftof U.S. property.Sec.105.Immunity for taking voluntary action against sites that endangerpublic health.Sec.106.Guidelines and study.Sec.107.Denying U.S. capital to notorious foreign infringers.TITLE II—ADDITIONAL ENHANCEMENTS TO COMBATINTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFTSec.201.Streaming of copyrighted works in violation of criminal law.Sec.202.Trafficking in inherently dangerous goods or services.Sec.203.Protecting U.S. businesses from foreign and economic espionage.Sec.204.Amendments to sentencing guidelines.Sec.205.Defending intellectual property rights abroad.
SEC. 2. SAVINGS AND SEVERABILITY CLAUSES.
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(a) S
 AVINGS
C
LAUSES
.—
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(1) F
IRST AMENDMENT
.—Nothing in this Act
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shall be construed to impose a prior restraint on free
4
speech or the press protected under the 1st Amend-
5
ment to the Constitution.
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(2) T
ITLE 17 LIABILITY
.—Nothing in title I
7
shall be construed to enlarge or diminish liability, in-
8
cluding vicarious or contributory liability, for any 
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cause of action available under title 17, United
10
States Code, including any limitations on liability 
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 under such title.
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(b) S
EVERABILITY
.—If any provision of this Act, or
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the application of the provision to any person or cir-
14
cumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the other provi-
15
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sions or the application of the provision to other persons
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or circumstances shall not be affected thereby.
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TITLE I—COMBATING ONLINE
3
PIRACY
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SEC. 101. DEFINITIONS.
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In this title:
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(1) D
OMAIN NAME
.—The term ‘‘domain name’’
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has the meaning given that term in section 45 of the
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Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. 1127) and includes any 
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subdomain designation using such domain name as
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part of an electronic address on the Internet to iden-
11
tify a unique online location.
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(2) D
OMAIN NAME SYSTEM SERVER
.—The term
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‘‘domain name system server’’ means a server or
14
other mechanism used to provide the Internet pro-
15
tocol address associated with a domain name.
16
(3) D
OMESTIC DOMAIN NAME
.—The term ‘‘do-
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mestic domain name’’ means a domain name that is
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registered or assigned by a domain name registrar,
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domain name registry, or other domain name reg-
20
istration authority, that is located within a judicial
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district of the United States.
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(4) D
OMESTIC INTERNET PROTOCOL AD
-
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DRESS
.—The term ‘‘domestic Internet Protocol ad-
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dress’’ means an Internet Protocol address for which
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starting to put key elements of the act in wiki: http://www.actor-atlas.info/statute:us-sopa ... having a question; does this act infringe Art. 19 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardle
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