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01/18/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Senate Committee OKs Domain-Name Seizure For Pirate Websites

The United States inched a procedural step closer Thursday to becoming the world's internet piracy policeman. The Senate Judiciary Committee, voting 19-0, approved legislation that would let the Justice Department seek U.S. court orders against piracy websites anywhere in the world, and shut them down through the sites' domain registration.

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