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Congress withdraws SOPA, PIPA anti-piracy measures

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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Lawmakers on Friday indefinitely postponed anti-piracy legislation that pits Hollywood against Silicon Valley, two days after major Internet companies staged an online protest by blacking out parts of prominent websites.


I think we have seen the power of peaceful and widespread protest! The people have spoken and the lawmakers are now doing as they are told.

We have to be careful though. This legislation can easliy make its way back into congress.




Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, followed suit, saying his panel would delay action on similar legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, until there is wider agreement on the legislation.


For now, I think we can all revel in a small victory for online freedom! I hope this legislation never rears it's ugly head again, but we cannot become complacent. It will return.

MSNBC




posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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A small win for the people, a testament to what can be accomplished if people unite together to stop those that seek to steal away the peoples freedoms.
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posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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One small step for (a?) man, one giant leap for mankind.
Or, at least the status quo.
Great news!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Now if we could just unite on many other issues of the day.....we could change the world.

That would be nice.



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Yeah I posted about that too.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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I apologize, I didn't see your thread.

Flag for you for being on the ball!



posted on Jan, 20 2012 @ 01:15 PM
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Wow, amazing news!!!
Congratulations from Spain to the US, although we all should be glad for it, it was everyone´s freedom at stake!! I just wish we could backtrack here in Spain and withdraw the SINDE law, which was passed recently with a similar content to SOPA. We shall see how the government uses the law and what decisions are taken, and then we shall speak.

Congratulations anyway, the whole world can take a deep breath...for now!!
edit on 20/1/2012 by Jooles because: spelling



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