“Both Congress and the Senate have delayed votes on their joint controversial Senate majority leader Harry Reid has stated that he decided to at least delay the vote on the controversial Protect IP Act (PIPA). He explained it as a reaction to ‘recent events,’ a euphemism for the widescale protests that turned numerous Senators against the bill,” Electronista reports.
“He didn’t give an estimate as to when the bill might get a new vote, if at all, suggesting to some that the postponement was a pretext for backing away without appearing to drop the bill too quickly to its MPAA and RIAA backers,” Electronista reports. “Congressman Lamar Smith, the primary supporter of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), has simultaneously decided to “postpone consideration” until a point at which there was a “wider agreement” on ending piracy. Like Reid, Smith didn’t have a timetable for any resumption or a definition of what that agreement would be.
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