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House committee delays SOPA vote, no new date set

The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee in charge of the controversial Stop Online Privacy Act decided to delay sending the piece of legislation to the House floor for an official vote today. No new vote date was set prior to Congress adjourning. [Update: Late Friday, A new hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, December 21.]

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Makers of the Internet petition Congress to back off on SOPA

Vint Cerf, Esther Dyson, Jim Gettys and a score or two of Internet’s progenitors have written an open letter to Congress protesting the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). The move follows an open letter published in several newspapers yesterday by several top technology executives in protest of the same bills.

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What SOPA means for business & innovation (infographic)

Several tech companies and online communities have come out against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a recently proposed piece of legislation that many feel will bring unnecessary censorship to the web. But much less attention has been given to how the bill will affect the overall landscape of business and innovation.

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Apple, Microsoft-backed trade group now says “SOPA needs work”

After stirring up controversy with its support of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Business Software Alliance (BSA) — an industry trade group that counts the likes of Apple, Microsoft, and 27 other tech companies among its members — now says that the controversial bill “needs work” before it can be passed.