Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 20th Jan 2012 23:40 UTC, submitted by DrillSgt
Internet & Networking Supposedly we've won today. Both the PROTECT-IP Act in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House of Representatives have been shelved by their respective sponsors. However, these acts have been shelved before, and the bags of money sent to DC didn't suddenly devalue, so I'm sure the next SOPA is being written as we speak. What did make me happy, though, was Neelie Kroes: the EU commissioner for the digital agenda has unambiguously distanced herself from SOPA, which she calls "bad legislation". Obama, the next time you want to make a statement with teeth, just wait for Kroes to do it for you.
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by mdoverkil on Sat 21st Jan 2012 01:23 UTC
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As Thom mentioned this is FAR from over. They'll just attach the SOPA/PIPA provisions to a bill that would be political suicide to not vote in favor of. Probably like a child protection bill or something along those lines.

This way the sponsors can say "You don't support protecting children? what are you a monster?" And then all the politicians except for a few will fall in lock-step

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