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STOPPED! US Congress and Senate Withdraw BOTH SOPA and PIPA Internet Anti-Piracy Bills

| January 20, 2012

Freedom lives on…for now, at least

SAN ANTONIO — U.S. lawmakers stopped anti-piracy legislation in its tracks on Friday, delivering a stunning win for Internet companies that staged an unprecedented online protest this week to kill the previously fast-moving bills.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he would postpone a critical vote that had been scheduled for Jan. 24 “in light of recent events.”

Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, followed suit, saying his panel would delay action on similar legislation until there is wider agreement on the issue.

“I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy. It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products,” Smith said in a statement.

The bills, known as PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House, are aimed at curbing access to overseas websites that traffic in pirated content and counterfeit products, such as movies and music.

The legislation has been a priority for entertainment companies, publishers, pharmaceutical companies and other industry groups who say it is critical to curbing online piracy, which they believe costs them billions of dollars a year. source – MSBC

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  1. Matt says:

    Do not drop your guard, this machine will not stop until we are silenced. Evangelical Christians are soon to be marked for our faith as problematic to those that want us silenced in furtherance of a Godless nation. Because this bill has been withdrawn is a meaningless victory, it will be quietly added in future bills or enacted piece-meal. We are the last line of defense. Keep praying, God has patience in spite of us, but for how long? I can rest assured I know where I am going…… it’s the only truth I trust in.

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