U.S. Senator Harry Reid Postpones The PIPA Voting That Is Scheduled For Tuesday, January 24

Posted on Jan 20 2012 - 4:09pm by Editorial Staff

The anti-SOPA protest takes it next moves this morning (EST) with Senator Harry Reid said, “In light of recent events, I have decided to postpone vote on the Protect IP Act (PIPA).” The voting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 24.

Yesterday, we saw an increase in number of senators who are in opposition of the bills. The number was raised to 122 against the 63 supporters.

“There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved,” Reid said in statement. “Counterfeiting and piracy cost the American economy billions of dollars and thousands of jobs each year. We must take action to stop these illegal practices.”

On Wednesday, many major big and small websites protested against SOPA and PIPA, including Wikipedia, Reddit, Google, I Can Has CheezeBurger and many others.

Reid’s decision came as senators have opposed the bill. ProPublica, an independent non-profit news room, counted 122 senators opposing against 63 supporting the bill. PIPA supporters would need 60 votes to cut off debate and move forward with the bill.

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