Jan 20, 2012
PIPA Paused; While Megaupload MegaGone
After reports surfaced yesterday that Sen. Harry Reid won’t force Democrats to vote in favor of PIPA, the Senate Majority Leader announced today that he will postpone the vote on the Senate’s anti-piracy bill “in light of recent events.”
“There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved,” Reid said in a statement, adding that it remained necessary to take action against piracy, which costs “the American economy billions of dollars and thousands of jobs each year.”
The test vote on PIPA was originally scheduled for Tuesday.
Meanwhile, lead stooge - er - Attorney General Eric Holder showed that he can still go after 'the pirates' at Megaupload using retro-pre-9-11 warrants and proof before making arrests [here's the indictment pdf doc]. Which makes me scratch my head -- explain why SOPA or PITA are needed again, at all? Thanks, Eric. You just blew another one.
Anonymous still wants access to obscure illegal pornography and tv shows - and explained it to the RIAA, MPAA, the Justice Department and Universal Music by taking them down. That'll show 'em. Protest website takedowns by taking down websites? But it shows that the power of the antiquated entertainment lobby and their stooges are showing their weakness. Even if they are openly threatening Mr. Obama to get back on board... through their expensive mouthpiece, Chris Dodd.
Perhaps messing with the internet will soon be the tipping point for the Millennials to finally wake up and start paying attention?
Posted by Capn at Friday, January 20, 2012