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Dropping Support for PIPA and SOPA

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Senators change sides on SOPA/PIPA issue

More US legislators have announced that they are withdrawing their
support for the house’s Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Senate’s
Protect IP Act (PIPA). Citing concerns that the bills have moved forward
too fast and that their provisions were overly-broad and heavy handed,
legislators in both houses and on both sides of the aisle are moving
away from support of the controversial legislation. Some on those who
have withdrawn support were originally co-sponsors of the measures.
Wikipedia and other websites went dark on Wednesday, January 18 in
protest of the bills.

English: The Seal of the United States Senate,...

Image via Wikipedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Editor’s Note (Murray): Well, it sounded better than it reads.  Evening
news last night suggested that many legislators were blaming staff for
the mess they find themselves in.  I am afraid that new Congressional
opponents of this obnoxious proposal do not understand it any better now
than they did when they supported it.  The opposition is populist.  The
support is from a kitty of tens of millions of dollars.  Jingoistic ads
supporting the proposal were all over TV today.  The race is not always
to the swift or the legislation to the MPAA, RIAA, and K Street but that
is how the smart money bets.

 

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6 responses

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  6. This topic is very sensitive and needs further debate and analysis, simply because the decision our politicians may make will not only affect the lives of billions of people around the world, but may also create a huge impact not only in our economy but the whole world’s economy. Specially countries who cater the needs of manpower and services for companies.

    January 29, 2012 at 8:58 AM

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