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Web Piracy Legislation ‘Dead’ in U.S. After Protest, Dodd Says

Hollywood-backed legislation to fight online piracy, shelved this year after an Internet protest led by Google Inc. and Wikipedia, is “dead,” said the head of the trade group for the largest movie studios.

The Stop Online Piracy Act, known as SOPA, is “history,” Christopher Dodd, chairman of the Washington-based Motion Picture Association of America, said in an interview for “Conversations with Judy Woodruff” on Bloomberg Television set to air this weekend. “It’s gone. In my view, it’s dead.”