Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

The controversial SOPA and PIPA acts have been temporarily shelved after the dramatic display of the power of online protest. “No further action” will be taken until a general consensus has been made, and compromises sought.

Meanwhile the Senate postponed the vote on PIPA that was originally scheduled for Jan. 24, House Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Jan. 20. He made the decision after weeks of intense lobbying by technology companies and industry associations opposed to the bill, which culminated in a one-day Internet strike led by online site Wikipedia. Google collected over 4 million signatures on its petition protesting the bill.

Supporters of the two bills consider PIPA and SOPA necessary new tools in the fight against online piracy and copyright infringement. Opponents claim they give excessive power to copyright holders and the federal government, and that they risk making the Internet slower and less secure while also stifling online freedom of speech and digital innovation.

So in short the internet’s defeat was just postponed and this doesn’t mean that we won our fight against these acts. The bills will surely be taking new forms when they return. So what your think, share your opinions,

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