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January 26, 2012

SOPA, PIPA Shelved as Congress Looks for Alternative Plans

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By: Fahmida Y. Rashid, eWeek

SOPA and PIPA appear to be temporarily shelved, but not dead, as Congress tries to figure out the best way to fight online piracy. The controversial Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP acts have been temporarily shelved as congressional lawmakers figure out their next move. The Senate will postpone the vote on PIPA that was originally scheduled for Jan. 24, House Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Jan. 20. He made the decision after weeks of intense lobbying by technology companies and industry associations opposed to the bill, which culminated in a one-day Internet strike led by online site Wikipedia. Google collected over 4 million signatures on its petition protesting the bill.

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