Google, Facebook warn against new US piracy legislation
Web firms including Google and Facebook have written to the US government in opposition to a proposed bill to combat piracy.
Alongside AOL, Twitter and eBay they claim that the Stop Online Piracy Act poses huge risks to the internet.
SOPA, supported by the music and film industries, aims to give new powers to content providers to help them take offending sites offline.
The US House of Representatives is due to debate the bill on 16 November.
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