Proposed Protect IP Act

Dec 05, 2013

Proposed Protect IP Act

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The PROTECT IP Act (Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA) is a proposed law which is said to give the U.S. government and copyright holders additional tools to curb access to “rogue websites dedicated to infringing or counterfeit goods”. If passed, the act would give the U.S. Department of Justice the power to seek a court order to shut down any website that hosts suspected pirated content. This would force many online companies to monitor user content, and limit users from adding images and other media used on many social networks.
18 January, 2012 saw the largest online protest in history. After the protests, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that a vote on the bill would be postponed until issues raised about the bill were resolved.
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