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RIAA opposes anti-piracy OPEN Act

02/01, 8:55pm

Trade group claims legislation will worsen problem

The Recording Industry Association of America has come out swinging in opposition to an anti-piracy bill that has been proposed in the wake of the much-derided Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act. The new proposal, referred to as the Open Act (PDF), relies on the International Trade Commission to investigate copyright infringement claims.

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PIPA, SOPA bills postponed after protests

01/20, 10:50am

PIPA put on hold after stiff opposition

Both Congress and the Senate have delayed votes on their joint controversial Senate majority leader Harry Reid has stated that he decided to at least delay the vote on the controversial Protect IP Act (PIPA). He explained it as a reaction to "recent events," a euphemism for the widescale protests that turned numerous Senators against the bill.

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