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January 20, 2012 1:30 pm
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Citzens Unite as Congress Drops Anti-Piracy Bill

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U.S. Capitol building. Photo: wiki commons.

Politico – House and Senate leaders abandoned plans to move on SOPA and PIPA on Friday — the surest sign yet that a wave of online protests have killed the controversial anti-piracy legislation for now and maybe forever.

SOPA sponsor Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said his committee won’t take up the bill as planned next month — and that he’d have to “wait until there is wider agreement on a solution” before moving forward.

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