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 Jan 16, 2012 - 09:13 AM - by Michael
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The SOPA bill, sometimes called the "internet blacklist", has been shut down in the US House of Representatives. Its Senate counterpart, called "PIPA", is still alive.
PIPA is less well known than SOPA, but the provisions are basicly the same. It still includes the same DNS blocking and censoring system that the original SOPA did, just without the SOPA name. There are around 40 co-sponsors of the bill in the Senate so far, with no word on how many senators support the bill in addition to that. There will most likely need to be 60 votes in the Senate in order to invoke cloture and end an almost guaranteed filibuster.
Focus your attention on your Senators for now, but keep your eyes peeled in case SOPA tries to make a stealth return.
 

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