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Residents react to proposals intended to thwart piracy

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In the last 24 hours, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., was hit with a stream of comments from people saying lawmakers have "gone too far," said Don Canton, communications director for Hoeven.

Canton said the general attitude of the public seems to be that the Protect IP Act and Stop Online Piracy Act, two bills that could potentially shut down sites that share pirated movies and other content and are believed to threaten legitimate websites, should not be passed. Period.

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