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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Pot, meet kettle.
by manjabes on Mon 23rd Jan 2012 06:43 UTC
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On January 26 the European Parliament will most probably vote in favour of the ACTA so there's nothing to be happy about. Same shit, different asshole. That makes the loud noise European politicians make about SOPA/PIPA all the more ridiculous. Both socialists and conservatives, some even have confessed that, no, they have not read the treaty text themselves "because it's so darn freakin' long!" but, nevertheless, voted the "right" way in the previous occasion and most probably will do the same on thursday.

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