Reid postpones Senate vote on anti-piracy bill

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will postpone a test vote next week on a bill to fight online piracy and counterfeiting.

Reid's decision comes amid a storm of protest from internet companies and search engines who fear overregulation and censorship.

Protests included a blackout by Wikipedia and a petition by Google that generated more than seven million signatures.

Now at least a half-dozen Senators who sponsored the measure say they oppose it.

Reid says he's optimistic about reaching a compromise that protects Americans' intellectual property and maintains openness and innovation on the Internet.

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  • by N on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:50 AM
    Pretty amazing. $15.2 Trillion national debt, 20% of Americans un or underemployed, Europe is collapsing, roving packs of barely human animals commiting random assaults in our cities just for fun and most people don't seem to care. But, by God, if you threaten my ability to see pictures of cats who can't spell there will be War!
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