Anti-Piracy Bill Threatens Internet, Needs Work: GOP Sens.

Law360, New York (January 18, 2012, 2:27 PM EST) -- Amid protests waged by Wikipedia, Google Inc. and other new media players against a pair of proposed anti-piracy bills, four Republican senators on Wednesday backed away from the U.S. Senate's version of the contentious copyright legislation, saying the bill required further tweaking.

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, released separate statements in which they said that although the anti-piracy tenets of the Protect IP Act were necessary to protect copyright holders, the bill as written could have a...
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