I never really thought it would pass. What needs to happen is that all parties involved need to sit together and come up with a solution - no one likes infringed copyrights (as many writers on here can tell you) - but to try and make sites like Google, Hubpages etc police the content is wrong.
There has to be some way where there is a solution that will satisfy all parties invovled and not endanger the freedom of the internet!
Very relieved. My fiance - an open source (Linux) system administrator- and others that I know would've been out of a job. Not to mention the obvious things that would've happened w/ content and censoring.
I, too, didn't think that it would pass. I've been fighting it for a couple of months now.
Being that congress' site was bombarded with hits in response to blackout wed., (among many other, more involved reasons) I don't think that this will be an issue again for a long while.
"Rocked by Internet protests, the U.S. Congress is postponing action on the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act."
Postponing and dropping are two very different things. Don't expect this issue to disappear or to be able to relax about it. The movie industry lobby invested millions backing those measures and they aren't about to stop now.
A State Representative to Congress from here in Arkansas also mentioned in a TV interview that the "postponement" would not end this issue. It will continue, maybe just re-written. The CBS local anchorman also stated that CBS corporation was also in support of this legislation.
I'm ambivalent, of course, being myself a writer, as many are. But the bills as written appear to be seriously flawed. I do think a more nuanced re-write is in order. And then will come the question of enforcement.
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