Co-authored by Brian Gross 

Stop SOPA

Earlier today we published an article discussing the SOPA Blackout and outlining the major considerations and impact of both SOPA and PIPA. We have just learned that House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, (R-Texas) has issued a press release announcing the Senate’s decision to postpone consideration of this legislation until there is a wider agreement on a solution.

 

In the release Chairman Smith declared:

 “I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy. It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.

So for now at least, it appears that the people have spoken. We will continue to monitor and report with updates of interest to our readers.

SOPA Bill H.R. 3261.IH 

Protect IP Act (PIPA)