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The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has delayed work on legislation crucial to protecting copyright because of what it is calling "procedural issues". The delay means that anyone who produces original material, such as authors, musicians and journalists, still has no rights over who can make copies of their work. This leaves the way open for piracy to continue unhindered on the Internet and elsewhere. If passed, the legislation would also give copyright holders a degree of control over how their material is broadcast or published. The vote has been rescheduled for January 20.®

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