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Leaders of opposition to SOPA and PIPA in Congress congratulate Net strike organizers

As we report­ed ear­li­er today, Sen­ate Major­i­ty Leader Har­ry Reid has scrapped plans to hold a vote on the “Pro­tect IP Act”, also known as PIPA, next Tues­day. PIPA is one of the two MPAA and RIAA-backed bills that would per­mit major media con­glom­er­ates to indi­rect­ly cen­sor the Inter­net, using the long arm of the […]

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Harry Reid calls off next week’s vote on PIPA

Anoth­er vic­to­ry! From Sen­a­tor Har­ry Rei­d’s office: In light of recent events, I have decid­ed to post­pone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT I.P. Act. There is no rea­son that the legit­i­mate issues raised by many about this bill can­not be resolved. Coun­ter­feit­ing and pira­cy cost the Amer­i­can econ­o­my bil­lions of dol­lars and thou­sands of jobs each […]