Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2012 19:33 UTC
Internet & Networking Big news from Capitol Hill in Washington DC today: House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa has said that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been "shelved" in the House of Representatives, meaning it has been put on indefinite hold until a consensus about the act can be reached. Sadly, SOPA's counterpart in the Senate, the Protect IP Act (PIPA) will still be pushed forward, meaning we must remain vigilant. Despite all of this, Wikipedia has announced it will join the blackout coming Wednesday.
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Look, I have the ability to read, comprehend, and form my own opinion. Just because the BBC says something, I sould just follow suit? I'm sorry, but you'll have to come with more convincing arguments. You may not realise it, but most mainstream media cover minor news like this (which it is, sadly) by just copy/pasting AP stuff. No critical thinking goes into these minor stories.

You have not countered any of my points regarding the statement, and until you do, I'm just going to assume you can't. So, just to reiterate: it was and is a completely empty statement designed to allow Obama to go either way regarding SOPA without losing face. The fact that you fall for it and fail to argue your case is interesting.

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