Major Copyright Law, the PRO-IP Act, Passed by Senate

The Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act (PRO-IP Act), formerly called the Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act, has been passed by the Senate sans a controversial provision that would have given the Justice Department the ability the bring civil suits against infringers, a provision that the DoJ opposed. The provision to create an Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, opposed by the White House, remained intact.

Read more about it at "IP Bill Passes Senate, No Civil Enforcement Power for DoJ," "Public Knowledge Statement on Senate Passage of Intellectual Property Legislation," "Senate Passes Bill Creating 'Copyright Czar,'" and "Stacking Penalties Upon Penalties (PRO-IP Passes Senate)."