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[Escapist] U.S. Congress Shelves SOPA  

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On Saturday, the Obama administration, which had until that point not taken a position on the issue, came out against the bill with a statement posted on the White House Blog. "While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet," it said.

And there was much rejoicing.
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Nice!!
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Yes.
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good to see. yay.
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Now they better stop PIPA
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What... why? Proposing bills that aren't in the interest of the people is exactly what make the United States the laughingstock of the world. Why would they stop now?
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Sweet. Old timers got something right this time. AND agreed on something
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Just because they shelved it, doesn't mean it's gone.

And in other news, Wikipedia is blacking out on the 18th as well to protest SOPA/PIPA.
    
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post #10 of 10
Very good news but this is still political so it's now closed.
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