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EFF Claims Victory in Delay of Senate IP Bill

How do you protect content and intellectual property on the Internet? Despite many iterations of security solutions and legal prohibitions, the problem of digital piracy remains a huge one for the industry.

Part of the challenge is that the line between the legitimate use of commercially-protected content and piracy can be murky, raising enforcement issues that potentially threaten law-abiding consumers. As Datamation reports, the digital rights advocacy group, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, has lobbied against a controversial Senate bill, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, designed to address digital privacy.


The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a prominent digital-rights group, is hailing the Senate Judiciary Committee's decision to delay consideration of a controversial bill that would give law enforcement new authorities to combat Internet piracy.

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act would create a legal avenue for the Justice Department to take action against websites set up primarily to traffic in pirated goods and content, including a provision for obtaining a court order requiring domain registries to shut down offending sites.

Read the full article at Datamation:
EFF Heralds Victory After Senate Shelves IP Bill