Congress Postpones Votes on SOPA and PIPA

Sen. Harry Reid announced today he's postponing the PIPA vote due to recent events. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said he is putting the SOPA vote on hold.

Reid is still holding out hope for PIPA:

"There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved."

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SOPA Internet Blackout: Congress is Listening

Several Senators and Congresspersons have come out in opposition to SOPA and PIPA today including PIPA co-sponsor Marc Rubio.

I have decided to withdraw my support for the Protect IP Act. Furthermore, I encourage Senator Reid to abandon his plan to rush the bill to the floor. Instead, we should take more time to address the concerns raised by all sides, and come up with new legislation that addresses Internet piracy while protecting free and open access to the Internet.

Sen. Jeff Merkel:

Mark Zuckerberg comes out against SOPA on his personal FB page and got 75,000 likes in 10 minutes. It's now 45 minutes, and his post has 372,000 likes. Facebook's anti-SOPA/PIPA views are here. More blackout graphics below: [More...]

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SOPA Protest Blackouts Begin, Add Your Voice

Wikipedia is dark.

Mozilla will be dark during the day.


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Wikipedia to Go Dark Tomorrow in SOPA Protest

Wikipedia will go dark tomorrow on the day of protest against SOPA.

Google will place a protest link on its home page.

“We oppose these bills because there are smart, targeted ways to shut down foreign rogue websites without asking American companies to censor the Internet,” Samantha Smith, a Google spokeswoman, said in an e-mail today.


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