SOPA is postponed until further notice
Lamar Smith, the chief sponsor of SOPA, said on Friday that he is pulling the bill “until there is wider agreement on a solution.”
“I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” Smith (R-Texas) said. “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.”
Okay so the article says SOPA is dead but I’d like to think it’s simply not the priority/not the trending topic for a while. I’m guessing Mr. Smith got a personal phone call from the CIA or some “big officer” which practically pointed a gun to Smith’s head. That officer must’ve been a fan of one of the major victims of this movement: Megaupload. If not, then perhaps someone must’ve known the massive repercussions of such an act in which if implemented in today’s free internet society would promote a massive revolution of pandemic proportions.
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