Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tactical Retreat

SAN ANTONIO — 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.

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 24.

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.
Chris Dodd and the MPAA were clearly surprised of the blowback to their proposal to establish their version of the Great Firewall of China. Their lobbyists and bribes campaign contributions did not avail them. At least at this time.

So they will back off, for now, and hope to sneak the bill through. Possibly buried in some omnibus funding bill.

Hopefully, people will be watching these weasels like hawks.


Phil said...

13 million people told them to break one off in their ass,1500 websites too.

An internet Blitzkreig astounded their fucking asses.

Just wait, those sneaky fuckers will try an end around and try to attach it to something else and pass it in the middle of the night like they always do.

Sometimes, insomnia can be a good thing.

Zdogk9 said...

The fact that the fuckers even considered this, let alone the passage of NDAA or the extension of the patriot act is reason to vote against every incumbent regardless of which office it is running for.

w3ski said...

It's nice to have been part of something other than the 'great unwashed masses' for a change.