TGIF world! The SOPA and PIPA bills have been put on hold because legislators say they want a do-over.
“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,” said Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who also serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. Damn it, foreigners!
Even Chris Dodd, president of the MPAA, thinks this postponement is a good idea, saying that he hopes the “dynamics of the conversation” can turn to protecting American jobs and intellectual property. Oh, and also, he compared the negative response to these bills to the Arab Spring. Can someone please get this man a prepared statement?
According to our PRNewser poll, the industry is just as happy as everyone else to see these bills go away.
About 92 percent of respondents said it would have a big impact on their work and they were against it. Just over four percent of respondents said it would have a moderate impact and the industry would adjust. The same percentage were for it. Reveal yourselves and feel the backlash!