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20:12

In face of protests, congressmen begin to abandon SOPA ship

TechCrunch :: The online uproar against the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in Congress is already causing some in Washington to abandon the SOPA ship. The tide began to turn this weekend when a hearing scheduled for today was canceled and the White House pushed back on some of the more controversial portions of the House bill and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act (PIPA).

Some screenshots taken today:

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Screenshot: TechCrunch, "blackout" version, January 18th, 2012

Google-blackout-jpg2Screenshot: Google main site, "blackout" version with link to more information, January 18th, 2012

Continue to read Erick Schonfeld, techcrunch.com

Tags: Google SOPA

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