Harry Reid Postpones PIPA Vote
January 20, 2012 at 7:15 AM (PT)
Legislation that would give the government the power to shut down any website that was alleged to have links to illegally-posted copywritten content continues to lose support. TECHCRUNCH reports, "After a day of widespread online protests against a pair of bills in Congress, 122 members of Congress came out against them. Now make that 123 (and counting)."
"Both bills have now been tabled," notes TECHCRUNCH. "Hearings on the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) had already been cancelled, but the Senate’s Protect IP Act (PIPA) was still scheduled for a vote. This morning the sponsor of the bill, Senator HARRY REID tweeted, "In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone TUESDAY’s vote on the PROTECT IP Act."