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Posted on 01/16/2012 2:45:18 PM PST by Sub-Driver
US Crackdown On Web Piracy 'Shelved'
9:28pm UK, Monday January 16, 2012
US plans to legislate against internet piracy appear to have been effectively shelved after Barack Obama came out against it and Congressional leaders reportedly said a vote would not be held "unless there is consensus".
The bill, popularly known as the 'Stop Online Privacy Act' or Sopa, had been hotly opposed by tech giants such as Google and Facebook.
User-generated website Reddit had vowed to carry out a blackout on January 18 in protest against the bill, with Wikipedia possibly following suit.
Today, California congressman Darrell Issa, who opposes Sopa, was reported as saying that House majority leader Eric Cantor had told him there would be no vote "unless there is consensus on the bill".
The statement was widely taken as a death knell for the bill by online observers, with many on Twitter saying it had been "shelved" - although no official announcement declaring it has been withdrawn has yet been released.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...
How much money are these Tech Giants giving to both Parties?
Good. Now we need to make sure that our politicians know the cost of ever bringing it back up.
Good. Now crumple it up and throw it in the can.
They’ll probably attach it to some defense spending bill or something.
The Senate version PIPA (S. 968) is still in play.
This is absolutely wonderful news. This thread needs to be in breaking news. Especcially since this is Free Republic!
Google and facebook are neck-deep in liberal, Dumocrap poo so’s Craigslist and Wikipedia. Funny how these commie-loving companies start throwing a hissy-fit when their own companies are thrown into the fire. Google cannot operate without search queries so they had to join the “fight”.
It looks like we might have won this battle.
When you have thousands of rocks thrown at you on a constant basis you are bound to get missed once in a while.
Tyrants NEVER give up, that's why they should all be hung.
US plans to legislate against internet piracy appear to have been effectively shelved after Barack Obama came out against
Obama finally stopped fence sitting and fell off the fence into the largest pile of cash
It’s from abroad but it’s a Murdoch outlet. Murdoch himself tweeted something today against SOPA and our Dear Reader.
They are LIARS ........ Watch em !! They ain’t done with this BS.
Mixed bag for him, since the Hollywood crowd was for this bill and they gave gim a ton of support last time around.
Yes finally some good news.
“Theyll probably attach it to some defense spending bill or something.”
Bingo. It will be slipped into something like the “Taking Care of Our Military Families and Homeless Puppy Dogs Act.”
“Now we need to make sure that our politicians know the cost of ever bringing it back up.”
Or that they know the cost of even bringing it up AT ALL. There is no excuse for this. The GOP worked hard to pass this,,in an election year, then made Obama look like a hero, “saving” the internet.