Color me impressed! I'm usually cynical about protests actually accomplishing anything, but it looks like this one did for at least a little while. Certainly the issue isn't going to go away and there is an argument to be made that some form of legislation is needed, but SOPA/PIPA wasn't the right approach. #seb #politics #SOPA #protests
Internet wins: SOPA and PIPA both shelved
Just hours after Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) announced he was delaying a vote on the PROTECT IP Act, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the sponsor of the Stop Online Piracy Act, followed suit and announced he would be delaying consideration of the companion legislation.
“I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy," Smith said. "It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem…