This Just In

Just now (8.00) read online that SOPA (the reason why Wikipedia went black today) is dead:

Two bills intended to help combat the online theft of intellectual property have stalled in Congress after Internet giants Google and Wikipedia protested and legislative sponsors reconsidered their support. Some Republicans, including Rep. Paul Ryan, had opposed the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act, and Rep. Eric Cantor saw to it that the bill was tabled. Conservative favorite Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida withdrew his support from the Senate’s companion legislation, the Protect Intellectual Property Act, and other sponsors subsequently withdrew. … But the bills are nonetheless defective pieces of legislation, and conservatives are right to oppose them.

From National Review Online.