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1-20-2012 12:16:12 PM

Everyone that participated Wednesday in the fight against SOPA and PIPA received a major victory today! The House and Senate released statements this morning announcing both SOPA and PIPA have been delayed until the concerns of the people are properly addressed. Note that this does not mean SOPA and PIPA are dead, but in their current forms they will not be voted on. They could go away forever—or come back even worse—so stay watchful and be ready to defend your freedoms again if necessary.

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Sincerely,

- Basic Matrix

 


 

Senator Harry Reid's statement on PIPA

In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote on the PROTECT I.P. Act.
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There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved.
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We made good progress through the discussions we’ve held in recent days, and I am optimistic that we can reach a compromise in the coming weeks.

Full Statement: Reid Statement On Intellectual Property Bill

Congressman Lamar Smith's statement on SOPA

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.
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The House Judiciary Committee will postpone consideration of the legislation until there is wider agreement on a solution.

Full Statement: Statement from Chairman Smith on Senate Delay of Vote on PROTECT IP Act