S. 3804 - Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

Crime and law enforcement. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to combat online infringement, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

S. 3804 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to combat online infringement, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to combat online infringement, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act
  • Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government information and archives
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet and video services
Related Bills
    Major Actions
    Introduced9/20/2010
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced9/20/2010
    9/20/2010Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7207-7208)
    9/20/2010Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    Put on a legislative calendar11/18/2010Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
    11/18/2010Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar11/18/2010Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 648.
    12/17/2010By Senator Leahy from Committee on the Judiciary filed written report. Report No. 111-373.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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    Contributions

    1. January - February 2005 For $295,419 Against $0
    2. March - April 2005 For $1,210,062 Against $0
    3. May - June 2005 For $1,296,633 Against $1,000
    4. July - August 2005 For $493,770 Against $0
    5. September - October 2005 For $996,158 Against $0
    6. November - December 2005 For $1,165,064 Against $0
    7. January - February 2006 For $696,664 Against $1,000
    8. March - April 2006 For $1,498,093 Against $0
    9. May - June 2006 For $1,768,413 Against $0
    10. July - August 2006 For $1,198,286 Against $0
    11. September - October 2006 For $3,185,955 Against $10,000
    12. November - December 2006 For $860,601 Against $0
    13. January - February 2007 For $647,380 Against $0
    14. March - April 2007 For $1,830,704 Against $0
    15. May - June 2007 For $2,042,235 Against $0
    16. July - August 2007 For $712,254 Against $0
    17. September - October 2007 For $1,563,496 Against $1,000
    18. November - December 2007 For $1,971,910 Against $0
    19. January - February 2008 For $797,890 Against $0
    20. March - April 2008 For $1,800,254 Against $10,400
    21. May - June 2008 For $2,373,334 Against $3,750
    22. July - August 2008 For $1,229,711 Against $250
    23. September - October 2008 For $3,189,870 Against $0
    24. November - December 2008 For $1,098,389 Against $500
    25. January - February 2009 For $791,443 Against $6,600
    26. March - April 2009 For $2,068,435 Against $0
    27. May - June 2009 For $2,222,860 Against $0
    28. July - August 2009 For $1,103,983 Against $0
    29. September - October 2009 For $1,664,986 Against $0
    30. November - December 2009 For $1,705,627 Against $0
    31. January - February 2010 For $1,070,028 Against $-1,800
    32. March - April 2010 For $2,028,034 Against $19,300
    33. May - June 2010 For $2,063,858 Against $0
    34. July - August 2010 For $1,163,315 Against $0
    35. September - October 2010 For $2,324,702 Against $0
    36. November - December 2010 For $405,688 Against $-1,300

    Votes

      44 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

      Organizations that took a position on
      Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act

      44 organizations supported this bill

      1-800-PetMeds
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Activision Publishing
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Association of American Publishers
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers et al. (2010, November 17). Letter in support of S. 3804. Retrieved December 14, 2010, from AFM.
      Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers et al. (2010, November 17). Letter in support of S. 3804. Retrieved December 14, 2010, from AFM.
      Chanel
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Church Music Publishers Association
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse
      CADNA (2010, September 22). CADNA Commends Lawmakers on Bipartisan Bill to Fight Online Piracy. Retrieved November 17, 2010, from CADNA.
      Communications Workers of America
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers et al. (2010, November 17). Letter in support of S. 3804. Retrieved December 14, 2010, from AFM.
      Copyright Alliance
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      EMI Music Publishing
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Entertainment Software Association
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Fortune Brands
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      guru denim
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      imaging supplies coalition
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
      Orloff, Katherine (2010, September 20). Joint Statement Regarding "Combating Online Infringement & Counterfeits Act. Retrieved September 27, 2010, from IATSE-Intl.
      International Association of Fire Fighters
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers et al. (2010, November 17). Letter in support of S. 3804. Retrieved December 14, 2010, from AFM.
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers et al. (2010, November 17). Letter in support of S. 3804. Retrieved December 14, 2010, from AFM.
      International Brotherhood of Teamsters
      International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers et al. (2010, November 17). Letter in support of S. 3804. Retrieved December 14, 2010, from AFM.
      Johnson & Johnson
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Louis Vuitton
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Major League Baseball
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Merck & Co.
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Motion Picture Association of America
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      National Music Publishers' Association
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      NBCUniversal
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      NCTA - The Internet & Television Association
      Rob Stoddard (2010, November 17). Statement of NCTA President & CEO Kyle McSlarrow Regarding Senate Judiciary Committee Approval of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act. Retrieved September 19, 2014, from NCTA.
      News Corporation
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Nike
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Oakley
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      OpSec Security
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      premier league
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Property Rights Alliance
      Kelsey Zahourek, Executive Director, PRA (2010, September 22). Letter in support of S. 2804. Retrieved November 16, 2010, from Property Rights Alliance.
      Recording Industry Association of America
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Sony Music Entertainment
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      sports rights owners coalition
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      The Walt Disney Company
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Tiffany & Co
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Time Warner
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      True Religion Brand Jeans
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      U.S. Chamber of Commerce
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Ultimate Fighting Championship
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Warner Music Group
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.
      Xerox
      undersigned (2010, October 21). Industry Letter of Support for S 3804. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from US Chamber of Commerce.

      3 organizations opposed this bill

      Center for Democracy & Technology
      CDT (2010, September 28). Dangers of S.3804: Domain Name Seizures and Blocking Pose Threats to Free Expression, Global Internet Freedom, and the Internet's Open Architecture. Retrieved September 29, 2010, from CDT.
      Distributed Computing Industry Association
      Lafferty, Marty (2010, September 27). Report from CEO Marty Lafferty. Retrieved September 27, 2010, from DCIA.
      Electronic Frontier Foundation
      Esguerra, Richard (2010, September 21). Censorship of the Internet Takes Center Stage in "Online Infringement" Bill. Retrieved September 27, 2010, from EFF.

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      Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
      Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

      Contributions by Legislator

      Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$222,200$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$318,549$0
      John BarrassoRWY$154,150$500
      Max BaucusDMT$878,774$0
      Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$409,968$0
      Mark BegichDAK$381,482$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$1,156,550$0
      Bob BennettRUT$234,500$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$249,944$0
      Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$66,275$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$1,828,311$0
      Scott P. BrownRMA$632,595$500
      Sherrod BrownDOH$538,238$0
      Sam BrownbackRKS$30,232$0
      Jim BunningRKY$30,300$0
      Richard BurrRNC$528,984$0
      Roland BurrisDIL$5,000$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$966,638$0
      Ben CardinDMD$394,757$0
      Tom CarperDDE$314,588$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$774,456$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$725,375$1,000
      Tom CoburnROK$322,325$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$150,700$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$531,467$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$387,037$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$631,261$0
      John CornynRTX$707,636$500
      Mike CrapoRID$224,050$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$522,220$0
      Chris DoddDCT$680,050$0
      Byron DorganDND$330,728$8,600
      Dick DurbinDIL$676,677$0
      John EnsignRNV$307,184$2,000
      Mike EnziRWY$211,350$0
      Russ FeingoldDWI$630,442$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$657,194$0
      Al FrankenDMN$1,620,087$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,804,432$0
      Carte GoodwinDWV$0$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$298,536$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$411,800$0
      Judd GreggRNH$44,000$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$479,300$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$599,050$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$732,726$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$229,330$0
      Jim InhofeROK$163,175$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$327,700$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$351,525$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$186,896$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$247,570$0
      Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
      John F. KerryDMA$474,249$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$554,458$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$847,142$10,000
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$539,468$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$726,733$0
      George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$699,706$0
      Carl LevinDMI$342,150$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$1,167,400$0
      Blanche LincolnDAR$524,933$0
      Dick LugarRIN$141,500$0
      John McCainRAZ$505,363$21,600
      Claire McCaskillDMO$618,788$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,299,258$4,250
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$848,718$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$608,316$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$340,895$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$169,050$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$919,959$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$670,461$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$762,067$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$312,495$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$372,757$0
      Harry ReidDNV$1,665,396$0
      Jim RischRID$227,406$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$393,001$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$532,550$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$309,201$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,748,255$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$202,020$500
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$576,473$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$320,300$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$214,085$0
      Arlen SpecterDPA$1,065,396$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$543,495$0
      Jon TesterDMT$349,847$0
      John ThuneRSD$501,360$1,000
      Mark UdallDCO$972,151$0
      Tom UdallDNM$596,951$0
      David VitterRLA$415,741$250
      George VoinovichROH$97,383$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,045,676$0
      Jim WebbDVA$490,518$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$694,624$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$265,575$0
      Ron WydenDOR$553,920$0

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      NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
      That Supported
      $ From Interest Groups
      That Opposed
      Daniel K. AkakaDHI$222,200$0
      Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$318,549$0
      John BarrassoRWY$154,150$500
      Max BaucusDMT$878,774$0
      Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$409,968$0
      Mark BegichDAK$381,482$0
      Michael F. BennetDCO$1,156,550$0
      Bob BennettRUT$234,500$0
      Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$249,944$0
      Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$66,275$0
      Barbara BoxerDCA$1,828,311$0
      Scott P. BrownRMA$632,595$500
      Sherrod BrownDOH$538,238$0
      Sam BrownbackRKS$30,232$0
      Jim BunningRKY$30,300$0
      Richard BurrRNC$528,984$0
      Roland BurrisDIL$5,000$0
      Maria CantwellDWA$966,638$0
      Ben CardinDMD$394,757$0
      Tom CarperDDE$314,588$0
      Bob CaseyDPA$774,456$0
      Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$725,375$1,000
      Tom CoburnROK$322,325$0
      William Thad CochranRMS$150,700$0
      Susan M. CollinsRME$531,467$0
      Gaylord Kent ConradDND$387,037$0
      Bob CorkerRTN$631,261$0
      John CornynRTX$707,636$500
      Mike CrapoRID$224,050$0
      Jim DeMintRSC$522,220$0
      Chris DoddDCT$680,050$0
      Byron DorganDND$330,728$8,600
      Dick DurbinDIL$676,677$0
      John EnsignRNV$307,184$2,000
      Mike EnziRWY$211,350$0
      Russ FeingoldDWI$630,442$0
      Dianne FeinsteinDCA$657,194$0
      Al FrankenDMN$1,620,087$0
      Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,804,432$0
      Carte GoodwinDWV$0$0
      Lindsey GrahamRSC$298,536$0
      Chuck GrassleyRIA$411,800$0
      Judd GreggRNH$44,000$0
      Kay R. HaganDNC$479,300$0
      Tom HarkinDIA$599,050$0
      Orrin G. HatchRUT$732,726$0
      Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$229,330$0
      Jim InhofeROK$163,175$0
      Dan InouyeDHI$327,700$0
      Johnny IsaksonRGA$351,525$0
      Mike JohannsRNE$186,896$0
      Tim JohnsonDSD$247,570$0
      Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
      John F. KerryDMA$474,249$0
      Amy KlobucharDMN$554,458$0
      Herb KohlDWI$0$0
      Jon KylRAZ$847,142$10,000
      Mary L. LandrieuDLA$539,468$0
      Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$726,733$0
      George LeMieuxRFL$0$0
      Patrick J. LeahyDVT$699,706$0
      Carl LevinDMI$342,150$0
      Joe LiebermanICT$1,167,400$0
      Blanche LincolnDAR$524,933$0
      Dick LugarRIN$141,500$0
      John McCainRAZ$505,363$21,600
      Claire McCaskillDMO$618,788$0
      Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,299,258$4,250
      Bob MenéndezDNJ$848,718$0
      Jeff MerkleyDOR$608,316$0
      Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$340,895$0
      Lisa MurkowskiRAK$169,050$0
      Patty MurrayDWA$919,959$0
      Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$670,461$0
      Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$762,067$0
      Mark L. PryorDAR$312,495$0
      John "Jack" ReedDRI$372,757$0
      Harry ReidDNV$1,665,396$0
      Jim RischRID$227,406$0
      Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$393,001$0
      John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$532,550$0
      Bernie SandersIVT$309,201$0
      Chuck SchumerDNY$1,748,255$0
      Jeff SessionsRAL$202,020$500
      Jeanne ShaheenDNH$576,473$0
      Richard C. ShelbyRAL$320,300$0
      Olympia J. SnoweRME$214,085$0
      Arlen SpecterDPA$1,065,396$0
      Debbie StabenowDMI$543,495$0
      Jon TesterDMT$349,847$0
      John ThuneRSD$501,360$1,000
      Mark UdallDCO$972,151$0
      Tom UdallDNM$596,951$0
      David VitterRLA$415,741$250
      George VoinovichROH$97,383$0
      Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,045,676$0
      Jim WebbDVA$490,518$0
      Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$694,624$0
      Roger F. WickerRMS$265,575$0
      Ron WydenDOR$553,920$0

      Interest Groups that supported this bill

      $ Donated
      Private Equity & Investment Firms$8,378,794
      Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,892,758
      Book, newspaper & periodical publishing$4,745,837
      Computer software$4,164,400
      Building trades unions$3,884,455
      Motion Picture production & distribution$3,752,734
      Republican/Conservative$3,286,286
      Cable distributors & service providers$2,636,615
      Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,002,279
      Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$1,841,382
      Recorded Music & music production$1,642,661
      Electronics manufacturing & services$1,357,325
      TV production$1,065,269
      Clothing & accessories$669,260
      IBEW (Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers)$629,450
      Animal feed & health products$606,098
      Police & firefighters unions & associations$605,900
      Security services$579,230
      Food service & related unions$564,488
      Health care products$478,509
      Teamsters union$464,400
      Communications & hi-tech unions$388,650
      Internet & Online Services$387,152
      Entertainment unions$314,600
      Office machines$275,470
      Shoes & leather products$259,500
      Sporting goods sales & manufacturing$237,653
      Chambers of commerce$216,274
      Jewelry$143,275
      Printing and publishing (printed & online)$64,800
      Consumer groups$10,500

      Interest Groups that opposed this bill

      $ Donated
      Hosting/Cloud Services$50,700
      Consumer groups$10,500
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