The Anti-Internet Bill has NOT Been Postponed To 2012 … The Committee Members Who Support SOPA Sneakily Changed the Hearing Date to December 21st, Trying to Trick the American People Into Thinking It Was Over Until After the Holidays So We Won’t Fight Back!

Don’t Be Fooled: The Horrible Anti-Internet Bill Is NOT Being Shelved Until Next Year

News reports initially said that the despicable anti-Internet bill – SOPA – has been delayed until next year. As Huffington Post notes:

After two days of debate, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) abruptly halted a key hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act, postponing a Committee vote on the bill until 2012. The move marks a win for hordes of internet activists who oppose the bill, but gives lawmakers another opportunity to juice deep-pocketed corporations for campaign contributions.

“This is a huge victory for everyone who uses the Internet — and proof that millions of people speaking out can still make a difference in a Congress usually run by corporate lobbyists,” said Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit and Demand Progress, an organization that has staunchly opposed the bills for months.

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“It is good news,” said Sherwin Sie, deputy legal director Public Knowledge, a non-profit group opposing the bill. “The last thing you want is to get something like this rushed through at the last minute while people are trying to do something else. That’s been the message of SOPA opponents throughout. What’s the big rush?”

But Tech Dirt gives the following update:

Update…. Or not. Despite the fact that Congress was supposed to be out of session until the end of January, the Judiciary Committee has just announced plans to come back to continue the markup this coming Wednesday. This is rather unusual and totally unnecessary. But it shows just how desperate Hollywood is to pass this bill as quickly as possible, before the momentum of opposition builds up even further.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/brandonespinoza Brandon Espinoza

    Please save Internet!

  • gayle noble

    I find this right in line with their passing detention without warrant or proof of cause for as long as they want and a clear sign the government is totally out of control. We need to occupy Washing DC

  • Rev Aaron Elijah Colyer

    NDAA and SOPA should be considered acts of war against the american people and EVERY congressional person who votes for either of these bills should be removed from office IMMEDIATELY and charged with treason.

    • Tony King

      I totally agree with you Pastor.

  • eb

    If you’re reading this and you haven’t bothered to write your congressman….or better yet, call him/her….your apathy is part of the problem and what’s making this a possibility.

  • Santana Claws

    Yeah we need to drag their sorry asses out of their offices into the streets and hang every damned one of them!

  • Shelley A. Dion

    There are some things that our government does that totally goes against the constitution our fore fathers put in action to protect the people. This is one of them.. taking away our freedom of speech!!!
    This country is going communist right before our eyes!! STAND UP AND SHOUT PEOPLE!!!

  • Lee Thomas

    I guess serving our country in the military doesn’t mean anything anymore. Our rights and a free way of life is being taken away by our own elected officials. May they all rot in HELL!!!

  • Kyle Ring

    This bill as a whole is a very poor idea. It’s far too vague, I don’t trust the companies to understand fair use policies, it completely misses the point of free speech, and the internet is simply not a controllable system.

    This bill should not be passed, or at the very least needs to be ironed over much more heavily.

 

 

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