Hood Backs Off Of Google Investigation

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Last week, Google said it was “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood.

Google started its own “ZombieSOPA” campaign:

Google even went so far as to sue Hood, saying a subpoena he sent to the company violated its First and Fourth Amendment rights. Hood has since backed down, as Ars Technica reports.

Hood also said in a statement he's calling a "time out" on the investigation, and that he wants to negotiate a "peaceful resolution".

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