Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) of 2010, S. 3804, introduced in the Senate on November 18, 2010 (withdrawn)

Document type
Proposed Law
authorizing the Attorney General to bring an in rem action against any domain name "dedicated to infringing activities." Upon obtaining an order for relief, the registrar of, or registry affiliated with, the infringing domain would be compelled to "suspend operation of and lock the domain name." The bill passed the Senate judiciary Committee but, after negative public reaction, never received a full vote at the Senate. It was later resubmitted with amendments as the Protect IP Act. 
Topic, claim, or defense
Other IP
Document type
Proposed Law
Issuing entity
Legislative Branch
Type of service provider
DNS Provider
Issues addressed
Trigger for OSP obligations
OSP obligation considered
Block or Remove
Account Termination
Type of law
General effect on immunity
Weakens Immunity