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House kills SOPA, the online piracy bill that techies hate, although a Senate version still lives

UPDATE: Wikipedia's English-language site is going ahead with anti-SOPA plans, and will "go dark" all Wednesday as part of widespread protest. That will raise alot more attention than the fact that, say, Reddit and Boing-Boing are going dark. Maybe GraniteGeek should, too? Here are the details.

The U.S. House of Representatives has effectively killed the Stop Online Piracy Act, SOPA, which is despised by many tech folks (including our own Dyn Inc., as I noted in a recent column) as being an innovation-killer that will throttle much of the Net.

As this article notes, however, a Senate version called PIPA is still alive.