I hope this the beginning of the end of SOPA and PIPA….. After the Megaupload Arrests and the millions of Facebook Shares, views , critics and even gags and SOPA Author gag. The SOPA Author has finally come to his senses with all the bashing from people and maybe even from his family and relatives.
The Texas legislator who proposed SOPA today withdrew the bill “until there is wider agreement on a solution,” reports show.
A Reuters report shows that Republican U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, the head of the House Judiciary Committee, told the news service, “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.”
Facebook weighed in on the decision by posting a message on their Washington, DC page: “We are relieved that Congress has recognized the serious damage the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) could cause to the Internet and are pleased that congressional leaders have decided not to move forward on these bills.”
I hope SOPA is gone and dead for good, now next is PIPA, long live internet freedom!