Law in the Internet Society

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 As protest intensified, 19 Senators, mostly Republicans, announced their opposition. At least seven were former co-sponsors of the bill. The legislation stalled in Congress. A floor vote, initially scheduled for January 24, was postponed. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged Senator Leahy, PIPA's main sponsor, to compromise. In the House, further voting on SOPA was placed on hold.

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(Briefly discuss DMCA and safe harbor, Telecom opposition, why PIPA wasn't going to pass) The temporary defeat of PIPA/SOPA has been hailed as a victory of protesters and "people power" over Big Media. While public sentiment appeared to be overwhelmingly against the bills, the fight should be characterized more as Media versus Telecom. The movie industry
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