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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Comment by Flash3441
by Flash3441 on Mon 16th Jan 2012 19:56 UTC
Flash3441
Member since:
2006-03-29

"We haven't won. We've only postponed our defeat."

Right you are Thom. SOPA will get passed one way or another. The companies backing this bill will throw enough money at politicians to get it through once the media gets tired of covering this as a story.

Edited 2012-01-16 19:57 UTC

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RE: Comment by Flash3441
by umccullough on Mon 16th Jan 2012 20:02 in reply to "Comment by Flash3441"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

The companies backing this bill will throw enough money at politicians to get it through once the media gets tired of covering this as a story.


It is, however, important to note that several 2012 congressional candidates are jumping on the anti-SOPA/PIPA bandwagon already, seeing that many of their potential constituents aren't very happy.

Whether they can/will actually improve the situation, and make any attempts to undo some of the terrible laws that have been passed in the last couple decades, remains to be seen.

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