PIPA postponed: Harry Reid delays senate vote on anti-piracy bill
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Friday abruptly postponed a showdown vote in his chamber, initially set for next week, on an online anti-piracy bill.
In a brief statement issued by his office, Reid said there was no reason why concerns about the legislation, which has pitted Hollywood against Silicon Valley, cannot be resolved. But he offered no new date for a vote. It was to be held on Tuesday.
The bill, along with its congressional counterpart, SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), has faced intense opposition and has seen official support wane in the wake of mass protests earlier this week.
U.S. congressional support for legislation targeting online piracy eroded on Wednesday as Wikipedia and Google led an online onslaught and branded the bills a danger to Internet freedom. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)