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Internet protests on Wednesday quickly cut into Congressional support for anti-Web piracy measures as lawmakers abandoned and rethought their backing for legislation that pitted new media interests against some of the most powerful old-line commercial interests in Washington. Freshman Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a rising Republican star, was first out of the starting gate Wednesday morning with his announcement that he would no longer back anti-Internet piracy legislation…

Read full story: New York Times

Updates:  UPDATED Jan 19, 2012 1:40 PM PDT
The Internet Spoke and, Finally, Congress Listened! EFF, Jan.20.2012
Lawmakers try to keep anti-piracy bills on track AP, Jan.19.2012
PIPA support collapses, with 13 new Senators opposed Ars Technica, Jan.18.2012

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