SOPA Bill Gets Shelved Due to a Lack of "Consensus"

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Master__shake

they're just going to hide the SOPA and PIPA in another bill that is beneficial to the american public, and fuck you over anyway.

ahhh democracy at work.

edit:spelling

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Biceps

Well, I hate to break it to you guys, but Obama said he would veto the NDAA (you know, that little freedom destroying bill that essentially classifies all American citizens as terrorists), and then signed it anyway.  This is just a bait-and-switch, and we need to continue fighting this - there are still PIPA and ACTA... note no one has claimed either of those bills are on hold.

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Kinetic

This.

I hate to sound like a pessimist, but the American people will get screwed by these douchebags. We always do....

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h e x e n

Excellent. Great news and a proud day for the interwebz.

We all need to remember the effort here though, because this kind of crap will pop up again with a different name. When it does, we need to email our little fingers off and scream at the top of our lungs, just like we did here.

Stay vigilant people!!!

 

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Eoraptor

This was no victory. This bill was litterly just hours away from a vote multiple times despite public outcries from all corners. In fact, the only reason it wasn't voted on back in December without so much as one internet technician testifying about its effects was because the congress persons (if you can call them people) were tired after all their other partisan bickering sessions and not getting anything done vis'a'vis the debt super-comittee and the fiscal year budget, and they decided to go home for a long winter's nap.

In otherwords, the internet and freedom of speech didn't win, lazyness did.

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knowname

laziness always wins dude x)

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Slugbait

...give yourself a pat on the back, somebody heard you.

Nah. I think somebody heard youhavedownloaded.com...

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I Jedi

We may have lost our rights to the Patriot Act and N.D.A.A., but god bless us that we at least care enough to fight for the Interwebs.

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someone87

I am with you there.

As much as I enjoy the free and open nature of the internet, the bigger concern is to our phisical person, and what the government can do to us, without cause.

Very bothersome.....

Just keep buying guns, ammo, and food. *Tin foil hat is on, and working at maximum power* :-)

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livebriand

YES!!!!!!! Next up, PIPA! Take that, asshole entertainment companies!

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Hey.That_Dude

PRAISE! May the good people of the internet always win in their mob-esque justice! Just as the media companies must lose in mob-esque defeat. Anyone sensing a pattern here? Isn't this why we have an Electoral College?

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The Corrupted One

Good.

 

But if a similar bill that was good, that wouldn't result in an Orwellian apocolyspe was passing through Congress, people would still oppose it just as much so they could continue pirating unmolested.

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Scatter

I agree 110%

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damicatz

In other words, they want to wait until people forget about it and then try passing it again.

Nice try, but, no dice.

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Dartht33bagger

One battle down, one more to go.  Hopefully PIPA will go the same way as SOPA.

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saffy

YES. Now we gotta email rape the politicians to revoke PIPA.

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Dark Blade

" but don’t let your guard down just yet. The PROTECT IP and ACTA look every bit as horrible as SOPA, and is still being pushed hard by lobbyists. " 

 

I sure hope sopa wasn't a decoy.

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Nahiyan

WE WIIIIIIIIN!!

Take that -put media company here-

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alexw1234

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jherrlich

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