As you may have heard the other day, the Senate was set to vote next Tuesday on the controversial anti-online-piracy Protect IP Act, but after the entire Internet seemed to raise its voice in opposition to the bill — and a number of Senators quickly changed their opinions — that vote has been put aside for the time being.
“In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone Tuesday’s vote” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a statement issued this morning. No new date has been given for a vote.
In spite of the vote being tabled, Reid insists, “There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved… Counterfeiting and piracy cost the American economy billions of dollars and thousands of jobs each year, with the movie industry alone supporting over 2.2 million jobs.”
Reid postpones Senate vote on PIPA anti-piracy bill [Chicago Tribune]