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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pqnelson
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2012-01-17

Yeah, the basic tactic politicians now employ is: wait until after the Presidential elections, hope someone is elected who won't veto SOPA.

But SOPA is far from dead. Being shelved is just being paused.

You still ought to continue to write angry letters to your congressperson.

Edited 2012-01-17 15:31 UTC

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