SOPA Also Dies; Anti-Piracy Push Languishes for Now

By: Friday January 20, 2012 3:45 pm

After the death of PIPA this morning comes the news that Lamar Smith, the Republican chair of the House Judiciary Committee who planned on resuming the markup of SOPA, the House version of anti-piracy legislation, in February, has put the bill into cold storage. The work of the grassroots coalition did the trick: SOPA and PIPA are dead for now.

 

Google Joins SOPA Strike with Homepage Action

By: Tuesday January 17, 2012 3:24 pm

The biggest Internet presence in the world will have something to add to the growing online protests against anti-piracy legislation, though they won’t go as far as shutting down their operations. Google plans to highlight the issue with an action item on their famously spare homepage.

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