SOPA halted in the U.S. House, and the Senate delays the Protect Intellectual Property Act

Just released!  SOPA’s main sponsor in the U.S. House of Representatives has pulled SOPA from moving forward.  There are many recap articles, and this one from CBS news reports the same basic facts as the others.  

The article says that:

Markham Erickson, executive director of NetCoalition, commended Congress for “recognizing the serious collateral damage this bill could inflict on the Internet.”

The group represents Internet and technology companies including Google, Yahoo! and Amazon.com. Erickson said they would work with Congress “to address the problem of piracy without compromising innovation and free expression.”

What are your thoughts?  Have you seen the coverage?  Where is the balance between protecting intellectual property and still allowing the internet to be free?

*Special shout out to the keen eyes of Adrian Tam for letting me know the moment it happened.

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