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WASHINGTON -- The content industry was facing an uphill battle last week after losing major real estate to Web companies opposed to Senate and House versions of anti-piracy legislation.
In what is a very uncivil war between California's North (Silicon Valley) and South (Hollywood), the Google-led opposition to the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (PIPA) in the House was celebrating last week as Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced he had decided not to hold a vote that would have paved the way for considering PIPA on the Senate floor.
SOPA SPONSOR PULLS BACK
And on the House side, Lamar Smith (R-Tex.), sponsor of SOPA, essentially struck the flag, saying he had gotten the message. "It is clear that we …