Senator Harry Reid Moves To Approve PROTECT IP And Begin Censoring The Internet

Apparently ignoring the widespread protests about both SOPA and PROTECT IP (PIPA) from the last few months (and the momentum growing against both bills), it was announced over the weekend that Harry Reid is seeking to override the hold on PIPA put forth by Senator Ron Wyden (along with Senators Jerry Moran, Maria Cantwell and Rand Paul) by seeking cloture. This isn’t a huge surprise. Last week Senator Reid had informed other Democratic Senators that he intended PROTECT IP to be the first bill he brought to the floor when the Senate returns for business in January.

The cloture vote will happen January 24th, 2012 just as the Senate comes back into session. That means there’s a little over a month where Hollywood is going to make every effort it can to get Senators over to its side. They need 60 Senators to betray the Constitution and to undermine a decade and a half’s work on online security for a plan that won’t actually help Hollywood at all. But, with Hollywood flinging money around DC like they’re making record revenues at the box office (which… um… they are), they’ve already got 40 Senators signed on. That means there’s a month to make sure 20 other Senators don’t betray their country, their economy and the internet.

Read more:  http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111217/2247021711

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One Response to Senator Harry Reid Moves To Approve PROTECT IP And Begin Censoring The Internet

  1. I think the only way to stop this bill is by stop to buy everything that the company which support this bill. At the same time tell any one that support that bill in the senate and congress to drop their support or other wise they shall be vote out. And urge the Google, Yahoo and anyone that run against it to stop give the company that supported this bill adds in the internet. Do that then the blacklist shall be stopped. If only all of us united then this bill shall be stopped or at least delayed.

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