Congress has capitulated, at least temporarily. Both Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-NV) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) have tabled their “copyright piracy” bills, PIPA and SOPA, respectively.
But rest assured, these bills are NOT dead. This isn’t the first time rights holders have demanded political action and it won’t be the last.
Prior TMV coverage:
- Breaking: FBI Shows It Doesn’t Need SOPA/PIPA; Anonymous Strikes Back
- Tech Community Flexes Muscle, Senators Run For The Door
- Wikipedia English Goes Black
- SOPA, High Tech Companies, And The Chamber Of Commerce