Saturday, January 21, 2012

Piracy bill shelved in U.S

U.S. Senate and House leaders shelved Hollywood-backed anti-piracy legislation on Friday, days after a global online protest by Google Inc. and Wikipedia eroded congressional support. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid cancelled a Tuesday procedural vote on the Senate measure, the Protect IP Act, while House Judiciary Committee chairman Lamar Smith said his panel would postpone consideration of the House bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act. "There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved," Reid said.

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