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Obama Says So Long SOPA,
Killing Controversial Internet
The growing (Stop Online
Piracy Act) support that has swept
through the gaming and Internet
community found a very big my
today. With websites like Reddit and
Wikipedia and gaming organizations
like Mit' prepared
for a blackout on January 13th - the
same day that the House Judiciary
Committee hearing on HR
Much to the chagrin of Hollywood, the Entertainment Software Association
which has been a backer of the bill from early on), and Internet domain
company (which lost many accounts as a result of its support
for the billy; SOPA has been shelved, The Motion Picture Association of
America, one of the hills largest sponsors, is expected to regroup.
California congressman Darrell Issa, who has been opposed to the bill from
the beginning, praised the Internet action that has swept like a virus across
the Web the past week,
The voice of the Internet community has been heard," said Issa. Winch more
education for members of Congress about the workings of the Internet is
essential if legislation is to be workable and achieve broad appeal."
But there remains; another similar bill, Protect IF [the Enforcing and
Protecting American Rights Against Sites Intent on Theft and Exploitation
Act), that poses a problem for garners and Internet users. This legislation is
scheduled to go before the Senate on J musty 24th.