The Bush administration scuttled the civil copyright enforcement provision after a complaint that it would transform the Justice Dept. into "pro bono lawyers for private copyright holders regardless of their resources."
The entertainment industry supported the bill, which will also generate a Cabinet-level "piracy czar" to globally manage U.S. intellectual property enforcement endeavors, Digital Media Wire reported.
A similar bill passed last year that did not include civil copyright prosecutorial provisions. A new draft is scheduled to come up for vote on Saturday and is expected to pass.