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Google Friends Facebook Against Hollywood-Backed Piracy Bill

Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. are among Web companies warning that legislation aimed at combating online piracy may threaten the U.S. technology industry.

The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing tomorrow on the Stop Online Piracy Act, a measure that would give the U.S. attorney general and copyright holders new powers to cut off financial support to “rogue websites” accused of trafficking in goods spanning knockoff watches to fake pharmaceuticals to pirated movies.