SOPA is Dead
As a result of massive opposition, SOPA has been pulled in the House.
Lamar Smith, the chief sponsor of SOPA, said on Friday that he is pulling the bill “until there is wider agreement on a solution.”
“I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” Smith (R-Texas) said. “It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.”
In addition Senator Harry Reid has cancelled a scheduled vote on its counterpart.
“In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT IP Act,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a statement Friday morning.
It’s a step in the right direction when it comes to an overreaching attempt to control a free Internet.
- SOPA and PIPA Defeated? Smith Postpones Bill (techgopher.wordpress.com)
- Senator Reid postpones vote on PROTECT IP Act, Romney and Gingrich come out against SOPA (digiphile.wordpress.com)