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Saturday, January 21, 2012

U.S. cancels legislation of anti-piracy bill. Google and Wikipedia win.

The USA Government has announced that it is dropping the idea of legislating the 'Anti-Piracy Bill' that was a great threat to many social sites and popular websites such as Wikipedia (the greatest online encyclopedia), that enables even the average Joe post his knowledge and ability in any subjects or fields.

Even the Internet giant Google, which is the main back bone fore world-wide net and related business that amounts to billions of dollars, opposed this move and sought the opinion of the public against the proposed bill.

Popular websites such as Megaupload.com was shut by the US authorities for piracy. Famous news sites like Reddit.com closed its news service temporarily opposing the proposed bill.

Seeing the result of the mass online protest led by the internet giants Google and Wikipedia, Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock withdraw their support for the internet anti-piracy bill and joined others (Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., Tim Holden, R-Penn., and Benjamin Quayle, R-Ariz) who have dropped their support earlier.

This decision of the US government to drop the proposed 'internet anti-piracy bill' is a great relief for the scores of internet user world-wide.

1 comment:

  1. It is a happy news.
    More people world-wide stand in support of Google and Wikipedia.

    Even the Government of India's ongoing dispute with Google on issues of deleting select contents, most people (Only about 10 percent of Inda's population use internet- and majority of this number) feel that freedom of expression should not be interfered.

    They also stand in support of Google and other sites that help communicate freely with others.

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