SOPA Dropped by Congress

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  1. Gahars
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    So you know that big piece of legislation that everyone has been so up in arms about over the last few months? Well, if you were one of the many who vocally opposed it, I have some good news.


    Source: Washington Monthly

    Now, the Protect IP Act (or PIPA) is still out there in the Senate, so the "fight" isn't entirely over. However, after the Obama Administration voiced opposition to the bill, and with the Internet Blackout (Which Wikipedia has just joined) looming, its prospects certainly aren't looking good.

    Before you celebrate too hard, however, it's important to remember that it is still entirely possible that another bill like SOPA could be proposed in the House anytime in the near future. However, after all the public backlash, I'm sure that the interested parties will at least think twice before trying again.
     
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  2. Skelletonike

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    This is pretty good for now, but I doubt this will end here. =S
     
  3. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Read this yesterday. Was pretty...neutral to it because I haven't followed SOPA.
     
  4. Helpful Corn

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    they will eventually get what they want
     
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  5. Jennyfurr

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    Yeah.. I'm not going to celebrate yet >_< maybe it means they will focus on PIPA? I dunno.. but I still worry about the whole thing.
     
  6. Ammako

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    [insert lol here]
     
  7. LightyKD

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    Screw it! I'm celebrating with a bottle of Four Loko! :D YEAH!!!! :yaywii:
     
  8. sputnix

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    one down one to go
     
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  9. Zerosuit connor

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    By the way, Whats PIPA @[member='Jennyfurr'] ?
     
  10. haflore

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    The Protect IP Act (or PIPA).
     
  11. Skelletonike

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    It's the Protect IP Act, it's kinda similar to SOPA: http://en.wikipedia..../PROTECT_IP_Act
    Edit: Haf ninja'd me D=
     
  12. LightyKD

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    So... IF SOPA is really gone, we should start doing PIPA campaigns. From what I can gather, the blackouts are still on for Wednesday. Even if SOPA is gone the blackouts should still go on to open people's eyes to what they could loose if they don't fight.
     
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  13. Gahars
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    The blackout was intended to protest both SOPA and PIPA, so yeah, it's still on schedule.

    Honestly, I can't see PIPA lasting any longer. Even if, somehow, it manages to pass through the Senate, it has to go through the House... which just shelved its own version. And if, by another miracle, the House decided to pass this one because, hey, why not, then any differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill have to be worked out in a committee and voted on again. And if the bill managed to make it through all that, the Administration has basically said it will veto it anyway. The only way the bill could then become law is if a 2/3 majority in both houses voted for it (Which is extremely unlikely).

    If you oppose this legislation then, of course, keep at it. For all intents and purposes, though, the bill in its current state is dead.
     
  14. Pheinte

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    What a shame, even though I oppose to it.
    LOL
     
  15. Jennyfurr

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    Well, obviously Skell and Haflore have answered this ;P
    but it's the Protect IP Act, similar to SOPA but not as intense, I guess you could say lol.

    I'm glad the blackout is still on though. I think people don't raise as much concern about PIPA as they do about SOPA
     
  16. Helpful Corn

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    I hope they were'nt in Italian prison;)
     
  17. Sheimi

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    This is the best news I ever heard all week. I am going to celebrate in a bit.
     
  18. ZAFDeltaForce

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    Fantastic news. Let's hope this lasts
     
  19. Hyro-Sama

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    EAT SHIT AMERICAN GOV'T!

    Whew. I feel a lot better now.
     
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    LOL

    Just as I suspected.
    Oh well another stupid anti piracy law will come in and go just like SOPA.