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“Internet regulation” bill stymies

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The infamous “Internet” bill, presented as an “anti-piracy” measure, has been effectively stymied with public outcry. Critics of the bill say the free flow of information would be threatened, and innovations like YouTube and Facebook would not have been possible under the proposed legislation. President Obama received a petition of over 50,000 signatures, urging him to veto the bill if it passes. On the day of voting, congressmen and women who had put their signature to the bill, were calling to remove their names.

“The voice of the Internet community has been heard,” Rep. Darrell Issa said.

The bill is not gone, however, and it can be expected that a new version will be contrived to try and draw better approval. For the time, however, the Internet remains free.

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Written by Jonathan Mark

January 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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