SOPA Vote Gets Delayed

Posted Dec 16, 2011

[Lamar Smith]

The House Judiciary Committee had adjourned before they could send the the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) bill to the floor. No date has been sent to continue the proceedings, which means that the vote on SOPA has been delayed. The bill was expected to be voted on today by the House, but now it is not expected to be voted on until at least January. The problem with SOPA is that it allows the recording industry and the government to regulate the Internet entirely. The reason why the vote was delayed is because Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) urged Smith to postpone the session until technical experts would be able to assess whether altering the domain name system for fighting copyright-infringing websites would cause security risks. [Wired]