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Congressional leaders are preparing to shelve controversial legislation aimed at tackling online piracy after president Barack Obama said he would not support it.
California congressman Darrell Issa, an opponent of Sopa, the Stop Online Piracy Act, said he had been told by House majority leader Eric Cantor that there would be no vote unless there is consensus on the bill.
Yeah, that's not good.
Originally posted by mnmcandiez
He said he wouldn't sign the NDAA bill either. I don't trust known liars.
More politicians have retracted their support of either or both the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) since Rep. Ben Quayle (R-AZ) and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NB), two co-sponsors of SOPA,did so yesterday and today.
Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Jerry Moran (R-KS), also cosponsors of PIPA, tweeted their withdrawals today as well. Additionally Senators Jeff Markey (D-OR) and Allen West (R-FL) also withdrew support. Not to be outdone, Representatives Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Mike Honda (D-CA) blacked out their websites in support.
Originally posted by bacci0909
The whole things a red herring. The amount of attention this is generating is by design. Google, Wikipedia all in on it and everything. It's set up to create all this opposition, then Lord Obie comes in to save the day and veto it, looking like some sort of populist hero. Psht. Pretty convenient as we begin the election cycle and also it takes attention away from the fact that he signed NDAA.
There will be cyber legislation, and it will suck, but its not this.
Praise Savior Obrahmsa!