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An influx of visitors to Senate Web sites during the copyright protest knocked them temporarily offline. But the Capitol switchboard stayed up.
CNET takes an in-depth look at the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, backed by Hollywood and opposed by the largest Web companies and civil liberties groups.
When Google, Amazon.com, Facebook, and eBay turn their Web sites black to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, you'll know they've become serious. It may actually happen. Plus: four other 2012 predictions.
Hollywood-backed Stop Online Piracy Act goes further than earlier versions and targets software that can "bypass" or "circumvent" anti-piracy blocks. The Tor Project worries it could be at risk.
Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, has scheduled a floor vote on Hollywood-backed bill for January 24, as soon as the Senate returns from the holidays.
A little-noticed section of the Stop Online Piracy Act could require deep-packet inspection and blocking IP addresses of copyright-infringing Web sites, a significant change from earlier versions.
The U.S. Copyright Office plans to endorse the controversial Hollywood-backed bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Proponents and detractors of the Stop Online Piracy Act enlist new allies, while pop icon Justin Bieber suggests a U.S. senator "needs to be locked up."
It's unclear, though, whether security and free speech concerns will derail controversial copyright bill after members of a Senate committee voted unanimously in favor of it.
CNET learns that the agency will reveal it is "increasingly unable" to conduct some types of electronic surveillance because of Web-based e-mail, social networking sites, and P2P technology.