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Thursday, 30th September 2010

U.S. Congress: "Internet Censorship Bill is Delayed, For Now"

From an Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Blog Post by Tim Jones:

This morning's Politico brought with it great news for those who care about free speech and fair use online:

A markup on SJC Chairman Leahyís IP infringement bill was postponed late Wednesday, as staffers anticipated the chamber would finish legislative work and adjourn for recess before the hearing could commence. The change in plans should delight some of the billís critics, at least, who expressed concern that the legislation was moving forward quickly.

Translation: The Senate Judiciary Committee won't be considering the dangerously flawed "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act" (COICA) bill until after the midterm elections, at least.

Open Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Signed by 87 Internet Scientists (September 28, 2010)

Access the EFF Complete Blog Post

See Also: Resources: The COICA Internet Censorship and Copyright Bill (via EFF)


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