Congress Withdraws Anti-Piracy Bills

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 12:47 PM EST) -- Congress caved Friday under mounting criticism of a pair of anti-piracy bills that opponents said would stifle the Internet, pulling both the U.S. Senate and House versions of the legislation until disagreements about the bills' effect on online innovation are resolved.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement that the Protect IP Act, which had been scheduled to go up for a preliminary Senate vote Jan. 24, wouldn't be considered until issues surrounding the bill's perceived threat to the online space were addressed.

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