Sunday, January 22, 2012

[Link] SOPA, PIPA postponed: Nice work, everyone

By Zack Whittaker

Summary: Both SOPA and PIPA have been shelved, and “no further action” will be taken until a general consensus has been made, and compromises sought.

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the PROTECT-IP Act, known as PIPA, have both been postponed from being voted on in the House and Senate respectively.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the author of SOPA, said today that he will postpone any further action on the bill until compromises were reached.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said in a tweet that “in light of recent events”, he has, “decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote” on the PIPA bill.

An impending vote on SOPA triggered widespread protests leaving hundreds of millions of Web users without access to their favourite sites.

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