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S.968: PROTECT IP Act of 2011. 112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - S.968. Patrick Leahy - United States Senator for Vermont: Release. May 12, 2011 WASHINGTON (Thursday, May 12, 2011) – Senate Judiciary Committee leaders Thursday renewed bipartisan efforts to counter the illegal online sale of counterfeit goods.

Patrick Leahy - United States Senator for Vermont: Release

Legislation introduced by Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) aims to crack down on rogue websites dedicated to the sale of infringing or counterfeit goods. The Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act, or PROTECT IP Act, follows bipartisan legislation introduced in 2010, which won the unanimous support of Senate Judiciary Committee members. Protect Ip Summary.