Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) postponed the Protest Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) that was scheduled for Jan. 24.
“There is no reason that the legitimate issues raised by many about this bill cannot be resolved,” he said.
Separately, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith said the committee will postpone voting on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) until “wider agreement on a solution” is reached.
On Jan. 18, numerous websites including Craigslist and Wikipedia showed opposition to PIPA and SOPA by blacking out their sites for the day. According to The Washington Post, 4.5 million individuals signed Google’s petition opposing PIPA/SOPA.