Technology Executives Attack Anti-Piracy Bills in Congress

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Founders of Google Inc., PayPal Inc., Ebay Inc. and other Internet executives published an open letter in newspapers criticizing Hollywood-backed anti-piracy legislation in Congress.

“We urge Congress to think hard before changing the regulation that underpins the Internet,” according to the letter that was sent to members of Congress and appeared today in papers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

Lobbying by Internet companies and movie studios has intensified as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to vote tomorrow on its version of the Hollywood-supported measure.

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