S. 3325 - Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008

Intellectual property. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to enhance remedies for violations of intellectual property laws, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on September 26, 2008.

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008

S. 3325 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
A bill to enhance remedies for violations of intellectual property laws, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to enhance remedies for violations of intellectual property laws, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008
  • Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights Act of 2008
  • Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
  • Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008
Sponsor
Patrick Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Intellectual property
  • Actions and defenses
  • Budgets
  • Business
  • Business intelligence
  • Compensation for victims of crime
  • Computer crimes
  • Computer software
  • Congress
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Copyright
  • Counterfeiting
  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminal justice
  • Criminal statistics
  • Damages
  • Department of Justice
  • Executive departments
  • Executive reorganization
  • Export controls
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Federal advisory bodies
  • Federal aid to law enforcement
  • Federal law enforcement officers
  • Foreign policy
  • Forfeiture
  • Government employees
  • Humanities
  • International affairs
  • Internet
  • Larceny
  • Law
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Motion pictures
  • Organized crime
  • Presidential appointments
  • Presidents
  • Prosecution
  • Recruiting of employees
  • Restrictive trade practices
  • Sound recording and reproducing
  • Strategic planning
  • Technology
  • Telecommunication
  • Terrorism
  • Trade
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Video tape recording
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    Major Actions
    Introduced7/24/2008
    Referred to Committee
    Amendments (1 proposed)
    Passed Senate9/26/2008
    Passed House9/28/2008
    Signed by President10/13/2008
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteSenateAmendment SA 5655 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.9/26/2008PASSED by voice vote
    currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.9/26/2008PASSED by voice vote
    select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - S 3325 - Under Suspension of the Rules9/28/2008This bill PASSED the House
    381 voted YES 41 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced7/24/2008
    7/24/2008Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S7280-7281)
    7/24/2008Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    Put on a legislative calendar9/11/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
    9/15/2008Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with amendments. Without written report.
    Put on a legislative calendar9/15/2008Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 964.
    9/26/2008Amendment SA 5655 proposed by Senator Leahy.
    select this voteVote9/26/2008Amendment SA 5655 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
    9/26/2008Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
    9/26/2008The committee amendments were withdrawn by Unanimous Consent.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/26/2008Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    9/26/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    9/26/2008Received in the House.
    9/26/2008Held at the desk.
    9/27/2008Mr. Conyers moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
    9/27/2008Considered under suspension of the rules.
    9/27/2008DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3325.
    9/27/2008At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Conyers objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
    Presented to President9/28/2008Cleared for White House.
    9/28/2008Considered as unfinished business.
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage9/28/2008On Passage - House - S 3325 - Under Suspension of the Rules
    Presented to President10/02/2008Presented to President.
    Signed10/13/2008Signed by President.
    Enacted10/13/2008Became Public Law No: 110-403.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
    select this voteS. Amdt. 5655Leahy, Patrick [D-VT]September 26, 2008Passed by voice vote on September 25, 2008.

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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    16 times as much
    $314,404
    $3,122,447
    $289,984
    $3,761,817
    $7,488,652
    $459,490
    $6,850
    $466,340
    9 Organizations Supported and 12 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

    9 organizations supported this bill

    American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
    (n.d.). AFTRA Members Applaud Senate Judiciary Committee. Retrieved n.d., from .
    BSA - The Software Alliance
    (n.d.). BSA Welcomes New Baucus-Hatch IP Bill. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Copyright Alliance
    (n.d.). Congress Supporting Copyright in a Free Market. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Motion Picture Association of America
    (n.d.). STATEMENT FROM MPAA CHAIRMAN GLICKMAN LAUDING IP ENFORCEMENT BILL PASSAGE THROUGH SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE. Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Association of Manufacturers
    (n.d.). NAM APPLAUDS SENATE JUDICIARY EFFORTS TO COMBAT COUNTERFEITING AND PIRACY . Retrieved n.d., from .
    National Music Publishers' Association
    (n.d.). WASHINGTON UPDATE: Anti-piracy enforcement. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Progress & Freedom Foundation
    (n.d.). S. 3325: A Stitch in Time Can Save Billions. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Property Rights Alliance
    (n.d.). PRA SUPPORTS S. 3325 “THE ENFORCEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ACT OF 2008”. Retrieved n.d., from .
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    (n.d.). Capital Roundup. Retrieved n.d., from .

    12 organizations opposed this bill

    American Association of Law Libraries
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    American Library Association
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Consumer Federation of America
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Consumers Union
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Digital Future Coalition
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    (n.d.). Senators Announce New Intellectual Property Enforcement Bill. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Essential Action
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Ip Justice
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Knowledge Ecology International
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Medical Library Association
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Public Knowledge
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Special Libraries Association
    (n.d.). Public Interest Groups Joint Letter to US Senate Judiciary. Retrieved n.d., from .

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$14,450$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$40,300$7,700Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$5,000$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$6,000$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$91,725$6,350Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$49,650$1,000Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$35,000$1,250Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$32,650$1,500Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$23,933$1,250Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$43,750$3,000Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$531,708$8,950Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$78,100$7,300Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$21,250$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$19,950$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$68,853$2,000Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$29,050$800Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$386,641$16,650Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$36,750$16,750Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$27,300$750Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$73,655$13,550Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$84,150$1,750Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$689,604$42,755Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$13,470$2,000Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$16,750$1,000Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$90,430$1,750Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$79,500$3,500Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$33,885$1,100Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$46,065$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$87,554$2,800Yes
    Larry CraigRID$5,000$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$15,000$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$60,000$4,000Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$101,800$9,500Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$36,150$500Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$3,200$1,700Yes
    Byron DorganDND$39,500$1,000Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$88,800$23,725Yes
    John EnsignRNV$62,750$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$29,500$500Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$40,450$9,550Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$159,383$16,150Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,107$225Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$39,950$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$42,000$1,000Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$5,000$500Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$70,800$4,000Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$120,568$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$42,250$5,250Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$9,250$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$67,754$250Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$34,500$1,000Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$23,950$500Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$148,900$4,200Yes
    John KerryDMA$57,268$750Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$59,924$3,100Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$90,050$4,500Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$56,600$7,250Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$60,000$2,000Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$109,250$250Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$65,450$5,500Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$79,950$13,550Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$48,400$750Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$35,370$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$35,853$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$35,300$0Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$71,858$2,350Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$126,400$500Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$72,300$1,000Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$69,875$18,950Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$20,500$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$210,803$14,000Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$58,500$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$89,373$10,440Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$126,400$45,495Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$17,250$2,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$43,857$500Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$133,400$500Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$27,300$1,400Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$28,050$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$102,255$5,650Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$56,975$2,750Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$157,300$14,600Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$48,400$2,000Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$75,200$1,500Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$104,500$1,250Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$27,750$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$220,200$24,950Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$127,220$18,000Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$80,300$4,000Yes
    John SununuRNH$88,425$8,400Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$50,925$100Yes
    John ThuneRSD$62,159$4,500Yes
    David VitterRLA$47,103$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$44,600$4,200Yes
    John WarnerRVA$1,000$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$95,449$6,900Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$116,275$2,500Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$38,650$250Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$67,000$1,000Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$14,450$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$40,300$7,700Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$5,000$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$6,000$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$91,725$6,350Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$49,650$1,000Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$35,000$1,250Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$32,650$1,500Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$23,933$1,250Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$43,750$3,000Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$531,708$8,950Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$78,100$7,300Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$21,250$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$19,950$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$68,853$2,000Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$29,050$800Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$386,641$16,650Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$36,750$16,750Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$27,300$750Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$73,655$13,550Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$84,150$1,750Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$689,604$42,755Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$13,470$2,000Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$16,750$1,000Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$90,430$1,750Yes
    Susan CollinsRME$79,500$3,500Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$33,885$1,100Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$46,065$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$87,554$2,800Yes
    Larry CraigRID$5,000$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$15,000$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$60,000$4,000Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$101,800$9,500Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$36,150$500Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$3,200$1,700Yes
    Byron DorganDND$39,500$1,000Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$88,800$23,725Yes
    John EnsignRNV$62,750$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$29,500$500Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$40,450$9,550Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$159,383$16,150Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$44,107$225Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$39,950$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$42,000$1,000Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$5,000$500Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$70,800$4,000Yes
    Orrin HatchRUT$120,568$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$42,250$5,250Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$9,250$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$67,754$250Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$34,500$1,000Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$23,950$500Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$148,900$4,200Yes
    John KerryDMA$57,268$750Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$59,924$3,100Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$90,050$4,500Yes
    Mary LandrieuDLA$56,600$7,250Yes
    Frank LautenbergDNJ$60,000$2,000Yes
    Patrick LeahyDVT$109,250$250Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$65,450$5,500Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$79,950$13,550Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$48,400$750Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$35,370$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$35,853$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$35,300$0Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$71,858$2,350Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$126,400$500Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$72,300$1,000Yes
    Barbara MikulskiDMD$69,875$18,950Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$20,500$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$210,803$14,000Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$58,500$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$89,373$10,440Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$126,400$45,495Yes
    Mark PryorDAR$17,250$2,000Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$43,857$500Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$133,400$500Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$27,300$1,400Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$28,050$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$102,255$5,650Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$56,975$2,750Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$157,300$14,600Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$48,400$2,000Yes
    Richard ShelbyRAL$75,200$1,500Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$104,500$1,250Yes
    Olympia SnoweRME$27,750$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$220,200$24,950Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$127,220$18,000Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$80,300$4,000Yes
    John SununuRNH$88,425$8,400Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$50,925$100Yes
    John ThuneRSD$62,159$4,500Yes
    David VitterRLA$47,103$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$44,600$4,200Yes
    John WarnerRVA$1,000$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$95,449$6,900Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$116,275$2,500Yes
    Roger WickerRMS$38,650$250Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$67,000$1,000Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Computer software$3,761,817
    Motion Picture production & distribution$3,122,447
    Manufacturing$314,404
    Chambers of commerce$289,984

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$459,490
    Consumer groups$6,850
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