Maxwell Kielt writes in: "While much of the media's attention is directed towards SOPA, Protect-IP (PIPA) is nearing completion. PIPA is arguably as bad as SOPA, and while it has received a great deal of criticism in the Senate, it is not as well-known in the public eye. Senator Wyden has promised to filibuster the bill, but the vote scheduled for January 24th is a cloture vote - meaning that unless Wyden has a set number of supporters, he cannot filibuster, and the vote will progress without delay."

2 Responses to “SOPA not the only battle; don't forget to help kill Protect-IP”

  1. Cris Noble says:

    If you are like me and wanted to look up cloture:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloture#Procedure 

    Also, does anyone know how many have signed Wyden’s petition?

  2. The Chemist says:

    If the question you’re asking yourself right now is, “So, now we have to keep a constant eye on Congress to make sure that they don’t  pass laws under the radar designed to help parochial interests to the detriment of society?”

    The answer is yes, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

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