Posted by , Jan 19, 2012 at 02:58pm

According to Forbes, President Barack Obama does not support the SOPA bill. Yesterday thousands of websites went black for the day in protest of SOPA, which would censor the internet. The fight isn't over though, the bill will be revisted next month. Read about Obama's disapproval below.



According to Forbes, President Barack Obama does not support the SOPA bill. Yesterday thousands of websites went black for the day in protest of SOPA, which would censor the internet. The fight isn't over though, the bill will be revisted next month. Read about Obama's disapproval below.

The growing anti-SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) support that has swept through the gaming and Internet community found a very big ally today. With websites like Reddit and Wikipedia and gaming organizations like Major League Gaming prepared for a blackout on January 18th – the same day that the House Judiciary Committee hearing on HR 3261was scheduled in Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has stepped in and said he would not support the bill.

SOPA has been delayed, for now. The House has agreed to revisit the issue next month, but they now know the White House will veto any bill that’s not more narrowly focused.

Much to the chagrin of Hollywood, the Entertainment Software Association (which has been a backer of the bill from early on), and Internet domain company GoDaddy.com (which lost many accounts as a result of its support for the bill); SOPA has been shelved. The Motion Picture Association of America, one of the bill’s largest sponsors, is expected to regroup.

 

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Obama Does Not Support SOPA

According to Forbes, President Barack Obama does not support the SOPA bill. Yesterday thousands of websites went black for the day in protest of SOPA, which would censor the internet. The fight isn't over though, the bill will be revisted next month. Read about Obama's disapproval below.


According to Forbes, President Barack Obama does not support the SOPA bill. Yesterday thousands of websites went black for the day in protest of SOPA, which would censor the internet. The fight isn't over though, the bill will be revisted next month. Read about Obama's disapproval below.

The growing anti-SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) support that has swept through the gaming and Internet community found a very big ally today. With websites like Reddit and Wikipedia and gaming organizations like Major League Gaming prepared for a blackout on January 18th – the same day that the House Judiciary Committee hearing on HR 3261was scheduled in Washington, DC – President Barack Obama has stepped in and said he would not support the bill.

SOPA has been delayed, for now. The House has agreed to revisit the issue next month, but they now know the White House will veto any bill that’s not more narrowly focused.

Much to the chagrin of Hollywood, the Entertainment Software Association (which has been a backer of the bill from early on), and Internet domain company GoDaddy.com (which lost many accounts as a result of its support for the bill); SOPA has been shelved. The Motion Picture Association of America, one of the bill’s largest sponsors, is expected to regroup.

 

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