You all know that I do NOT support the internet Censorship bills. And I asked you all to sign petitions and let congress know that we the people mean business when we say this Bil must die! Well my friends, we have won. For now anyways. Click the jump to read more.
According to the Huffington Post, Today, the White House officially responded to 2 online petitions: "Stop the E-Parasite Act" and "Veto the SOPA bill and any other future bills that threaten to diminish the free flow of information,". (I believe you, my subscribers signed one of those petitions....that is why you all rock)
The statement said....
"While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet,"
The SOPA Bill had a hearing that was delayed until January 18th. That hearing has now been "postponed for the time being". Efforts are now being focussed on the PIPA Bill, which Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has committed to moving forward in the next two weeks. So we can see that the debate and fight is not over, but we win a victory today against a bill that would try to silence the voice of the people. However, Even though the White House claims to oppose such Bills as PIPA, with the PIPA bill still out there and efforts being made to push it forward in the next couple of weeks; I urge you all to keep fighting the good fight, and keep those letters and phone calls to your congressmen flowing!
And if a new "online piracy" bill limits the freedom and voice of the people; we will all be here to tell them "Nope, try again."
Read the whole article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/14/white-house-sopa-pipa_n_1206347.html