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‘Rogue’ Websites Targeted in Bill Passed by Senate Panel

Legislation aimed at combating “rogue” websites that sell pirated content won unanimous approval from a U.S. Senate panel before being blocked by a senator opposed to certain provisions in the bill.

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the measure, called the Protect IP Act, which targets websites “dedicated to infringing activities,” including the sale of illegally copied music, movies, pharmaceuticals and consumer products.