January 21, 2012

SOPA and PIPA - postponed?

That's what I'm hearing!
As seen on KTVZ (Some Central Oregon News leader that I found on Google):


Julianne Pepitone

When the entire Internet gets angry, Congress takes notice. Both the House and the Senate on Friday backed away from a pair of controversial anti-piracy bills, tossing them into limbo and throwing doubt on their future viability.
My big sigh of relief 


The Senate had been scheduled to hold a proceedural vote next week on whether to take up the Protect IP Act (PIPA) -- a bill that once had widespread, bipartisan support. But on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he was postponing the vote "in light of recent events."
Meanwhile, the House of Representatives said it is putting on hold its version of the bill, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The House will "postpone consideration of the legislation until there is wider agreement on a solution," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said in a written statement.
The moves came after several lawmakers flipped their position on the bills in the wake of widespread online and offline protests against them.








As seen on Tales of the Spiral

SOPA/PIPA Update

Remember my last post about SOPA and PIPA? Well Congress has "indefinitely postponed voting on SOPA and PIPA." This is a huge accomplishment for the Online Society because the millions of people world wide have spoken out and the government has ceased the SOPA and PIPA bill for now. Thanks for your help :D For more info visit https://rt.com/usa/news/pipa-indefinitely-sopa-internet-309/ 


So, what I'm picking up is that (for now), we are safe from the harm of SOPA/PIPA. I'm glad that (US) Congress took notice of how angry the interwebs was at their decision. In a sense, that fact makes me feel a little more secure, though a tower shield is always handy.
Anyhoozles, please look at the Time Travel, Travels Style! Post if you haven't already, that one's a post I can be proud of.
By the way, I changed my header back to normal, just thought you'd like to know..
Keep Travling!
Des

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