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  •  Um, Obama just said he'd veto SOPA (0+ / 0-)

    http://www.forbes.com/...

    Obama Says So Long SOPA, Killing Controversial Internet Piracy Legislation

    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 killed, for now.

    “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -- Albus Dumbledore

    by WayBeyondSoccerMom on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 01:42:18 PM PST

    •  There was NO veto threat. (0+ / 0-)

      The statement showed general opposition to anti-Internet measures, censorship, & structural changes to Internet architecture, to be sure, & called for more discussion.

      It did NOT promise a veto of the bills.

      Tell Congress: DON'T BREAK THE INTERNET! Learn about the OPEN Act.

      by Brown Thrasher on Tue Jan 17, 2012 at 01:50:09 PM PST

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