Congress Shelves SOPA and PIPA
Congressional leaders on Friday indefinitely shelved two antipiracy bills that had rallied the Internet and rocked Capitol Hill, dealing a major defeat to the traditional media industry while emboldening a new breed of online political activists.
Using a medium that helped organize protests against the legislation, Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, announced via Twitter that the vote would be delayed. But he indicated that the issue, which had been scheduled for a vote Tuesday, had not died.
This is a small victory, but only time will tell when and how they decide to resurrect these bills. With Hollywood bankrolling it and dangling the carrot in front of Congress, I’m convinced this has only been momentarily halted and put on the back burner until they find which new hat they want to put on it.