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Tue Jan 17, 2012, 05:07 PM

House to take up SOPA debate again next month

(Subheadline): Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary committee, said today he expects the debate over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) to resume sometime next month.

"To enact legislation that protects consumers, businesses and jobs from foreign thieves who steal America's intellectual property," Smith said in a statement. "We will continue to bring together industry representatives and to find ways to combat online piracy.

Smith suggested the debate in the House over the bill, which would speed up the legal process involved with getting an accused foreign-based pirate site taken offline, was due to "retreats" that members of Congress were scheduled to attend over the next two weeks.

Opponents of the bills claim SOPA and the Protect IP Act, similar legislation in the Senate, threaten free speech and innovation.

The irony of Smith's word choice will not be lost on critics of the bill. They will note that the only thing that has retreated over the past five days was support for the bills.


Source: CNET

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I don't trust this "on hold" thing one bit. Look away everyone, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! Tomorrow's blackout will continue and, I hope, wake more people up to oppose SOPA/PIPA! Keep the pressure on -- I trust these assholes as much as I trusted George W. Moron's insistence we had to attack Iraq.






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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 05:32 PM

1. These are two more bill that will be pushed through in the dark of night.

 

These bills are not "On Hold", they have been rescheduled until they are passed.

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Response to RC (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 10:29 PM

4. Yup. Same shit, different day. Politicians are bought and sold by corporations nt

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Tue Jan 17, 2012, 05:38 PM

2. These kinds of delays are often an indication that we're having an impact

Let's hope so!

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Response to tpsbmam (Original post)

Wed Jan 18, 2012, 10:28 PM

3. "To enact legislation that protects consumers, businesses and jobs"

CONSUMERS? JOBS? YEAH? How does SOPA protect consumers and jobs?

I'd like to hear how it does.

SOPA is legislation corporations requested.

And once again, the people are being tricked into thinking it somehow protects them.

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