#1 Posted by mrmanga (219 posts) -
#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

The Internet lives on <3

#3 Posted by Rekt_Hed (848 posts) -


#4 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

I don't believe it.

#5 Edited by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

Thank god, people that don't understand the internet should really not be allowed to govern it, at least there is someone in the white house with a bit of sense at least.

#6 Posted by mrmanga (219 posts) -

It is rather surprising isnt it? Politicians doing something the people want them too? no wai D:

anyway i would like to say one more thing: VICTORY!

#7 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2686 posts) -

This was huge news 30 hours ago. Today? Not so much.

See Yesterday's threads for more reactions.

#8 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7077 posts) -

Thank god.

#9 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
#10 Posted by Sammo21 (3261 posts) -

Shelved? No, more like postponed. This just means people need to be just as vigilant as the vote has just been pushed back for a time.

#11 Posted by ShaggE (6420 posts) -

Only to make way for PIPA. Don't break out the bubbly just yet.

#12 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

Don't relax yet, PIPA is still alive and well.

#13 Posted by Vager (1653 posts) -
#14 Posted by mrmanga (219 posts) -

@The_Laughing_Man said:

We know

ah so a minor victory. Typicall

#15 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

No it hasn't. Well it has, but PIPA still exists and it's the exact same thing. This thread is a perfect example of how that technique works: Create 2 bills, if there's backlash, one fails, while the other slips on by.

#16 Posted by mrmanga (219 posts) -

huh. Clever.

#17 Posted by mrmanga (219 posts) -

I am apparently ignorant as you people have gladly showed me. Yes SOPA is delayed for review but PIPA might still go trough.

I dont know enough about this, i just thought about sharing the "happy" news.

#18 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

They shat themselves briefly at the thought of not being able to look shit up on Wikipedia, but that will only hold them at bay temporarily.

#19 Posted by believer258 (11797 posts) -

I recently got banned from the Escapist.



Anyway, this is awesome. I hate to be a naysayer but this PIPA bill seems to be the exact same thing and people are going to be too busy celebrating to pay attention.

#20 Posted by Subjugation (4720 posts) -

"Suspended" doesn't really qualify as a victory in my eyes. That implies that it isn't dead, but just waiting to come back later. The legislation needs to be completely abandoned. When that happens I'll be okay with claiming victory. Let's not forget that we still have PIPA on the horizon as well.

#21 Posted by Hector (3359 posts) -

WOOO! Time to celebrate!

#22 Posted by SuperSambo (2860 posts) -

This was posted yesterday, so I am guessing that it would be more of a big deal if it had gone all together.

I thought that it had just been sent to be re-evaluated as there was not a consensus.

#23 Posted by mandude (2669 posts) -

Now to celebrate with a pirated bottle of champagne, before watching copious amounts of pirated porn.

#24 Posted by Demoskinos (14769 posts) -

Don't celebrate yet. PIPA is still very much alive.