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Business Digest: Media Civil War

January 20, 2012

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The new media, led by Wikipedia, Google and reddit, are protesting the proposed anti-piracy legislation, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act), that the music and film industries are seeking. Wikipedia and reddit took off, while Google’s masthead showed the logo completely covered with an image of black tape. Media coverage […]

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Congress Buries Anti-Piracy Legislation

January 20, 2012

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TheHill.com technology blogger Brendan Sasso is reporting that Congress has given up on current anti-piracy legislation. House and Senate leaders decided Friday to squash votes on the Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The legislation which was “designed to go after foreign websites that offer illegal copies of movies, music […]

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