posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 11:57 AM
reply to post by newcovenant
I would think that folks are still 'going on about this' because while SOPA has been momentarily benched as far as a vote being made in the House,
it is still able to be brought up for a vote at a later time. That being said, PIPA is still active in the Senate and will have a cloture vote (as of
this posting) on January 24th of this year unless Harry Reid gets enough pressure to not bring it to the floor for a vote.
In reading over (briefly) both SOPA and PIPA, it seems as if PIPA is SOPA's 'quieter and more polite' little brother. Still a dangerous bill to be
sure, but the tone is a little less 'in your face' and perhaps a little bit of a better swallowed pill than SOPA. Perhaps the House scrapped voting
on SOPA in order to see how it all plays out with PIPA and if the American public swallows PIPA without too much problem then they will try SOPA on us
later. Who knows? Disturbing none the less.
Here is a website that has a listing of companies and organizations that have come out in opposition to PIPA/SOPA:
And another site who has several screen shots from websites who are participating in the online protest of PIPA/SOPA: