Anti-Piracy Bills SOPA & PIPA have been shelved, for now

Lawmakers on Friday indefinitely postponed anti-piracy legislation that pits Hollywood against Silicon Valley, two days after major Internet companies staged an online protest by blacking out parts of prominent websites.This is a huge victory to everyone who uses the internet, whether it be surfing, blogging, or running your own business.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid postponed a showdown vote in his chamber on the Protect Intellectual Property Act, or PIPA for short, that had been scheduled for January 24th.¬†Lamar Smith, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, followed suit, saying his panel would delay action on similar legislation called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, until there is wider agreement on the legislation.¬† Continue reading “Anti-Piracy Bills SOPA & PIPA have been shelved, for now” Anti-Piracy Bills SOPA &#…