[JURIST] The US Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] on Thursday voted in favor of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) [text, PDF], which would better equip US law enforcement to combat websites engaged in the pirating of movies, television programs and music. The bill was approved [AFP report] by a vote of 19-0, and has received strong support from the entertainment industry. The bill would create a more streamlined and efficient process for the Justice Department to crack…