Hawaii Speaks Out Against Piracy Bill

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WASHINGTON — By just after noon Hawaii time on Wednesday, nearly 1,000 people had already contacted Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, all voicing opposition to legislation that's aimed at fighting online piracy.

"This is by far the most constituent correspondence we have received on one issue since being in office," Hanabusa spokeswoman Ashley Nagaoka told Civil Beat.

A pair of controversial measures in the House and Senate drew White House criticism over the weekend, and prompted Wikipedia and other websites to protest by going into "black out" mode on Wednesday.

Critics argue that the legislation would give the federal government too much control over the Internet.

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