If you have not already heard, the closure vote on PIPA that were scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday, January 24, has been postponed after the online protest that took place this past Wednesday, January 18.
This morning Senator Harry Reid from Nevada released a statement from Washington D.C. which stated the vote on PIPA would be postponed. Reid went on to say, “I admire the work that Chairman Leahy has put into this bill. I encourage him to continue engaging with all stakeholders to forge a balance between protecting American’s intellectual property, and maintaining openness and innovation on the internet.”
SOPA and PIPA both came under fire during last night’s CNN Republican Debate, where all remaining candidates stated positions against both SOPA and PIPA due to the extreme measures they call to be taken. While they all argued that something needed to be done to stop the piracy of American creations, Ron Paul was the one who hit the nail on the head stating the following during last night’s debate: