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SOPA and PIPA vote suspended

For now.

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), the internet power grabs masquerading as anti-piracy legislation, are related to music because music theft was used as a cover to justify the acts. So, I can report here that after Wikipedia’s very public blacking out of their website, and after millions of internet users joined in complaining, it’s actually made a tiny bit of a difference, as the US has postponed a vote on both bills.

Now, both still exist, and this probably just means people are looking for a better way to sugar coat or sneak them through, but this is nonetheless a small victory for people getting together. Unless you’re Mega Upload, obviously.

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