SOPA and PIPA Dropped by Congress

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Zennie Abraham / Zennie62



SOPA and PIPA have been postponed indefinitely according to various reports including CNN. This is great news and shows that the Internet protests really do make a difference and have the ability to make an impact.

CNN reports:

“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. ”

The bill could have been censoring innocent users. It is really great to see that from the protests from Google and Wikipedia with their black outs and such can truly make an impact on Congress.

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Because I'm Nikky Raney & you're not. Student, blogger & aspiring journalist as well as editor. I have already been a paid journalist and I have a lot of experience. Worked for political campaigns as well as at a television station. I am currently attending New England School of Communications in Bangor, Maine. I was Managing Editor and was one of the creators in 2006 of the largest student run newspaper in New England: The Tide, at Dover High School in Dover, New Hampshire. I was born June 7, 1990 in the Philippines. My personal site is The Future of Journalism - NikkyRaney.com You can follow me on twitter - http://twitter.com/nikkyraney

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