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SOPA Drama: Google, Facebook  Oppose Stop Online Piracy Act in Congress

SOPA is trending as Congress debates an Internet piracy bill that is now generating opposition from some giants of the Web. 

Introduced in October with a wave of support from content creators large and small, the Stop Online Piracy Act is designed to drive copyright-infringing websites off of the Internet.  

But Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Zynga, among others, say the bill’s crackdown provisions are too broad and that it could actually stifle innovation and investment on the Web.  

The measure is before the House Judiciary Committee this week and is ultimately expected to pass.  A similar bill has already cleared the Senate, which means the piracy crackdown could become law later this year.