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)
According to the site, 162 million web users saw its protest against the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
“You said no,” the company said on its thank you page. “You shut down Congress’s switchboards. You melted their servers. Your voice was loud and strong. Millions of people have spoken in defense of a free and open Internet.
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