Enzi Says Senate Right to Delay Internet Piracy Bill Vote

Enzi Says Senate Right to Delay Internet Piracy Bill Vote

The major uproar over anti-piracy legislation has subsided since last weeks 24-hour black-outs of sites like Wikipedia, and now a Wyoming senator says he is willing to be flexible with his position on the Protect IP Act.

In a release from his office this week, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) says that the Senate was right in listening to the heavy response from the public and delaying a vote.

In the released dated January 25, Enzi states that it's their job in Congress to listen to the public, but maintaining that the problem of piracy is real, and that American businesses are being robbed every day. He said that Congress will make changes to the Protect IP Act, or PIPA, addressing the concerns of the public if need be, but they want to protect consumers and businesses “while maintaining the integrity of the Internet”.

Enzi plans to withdraw his co-sponsorship of PIPA. The releases states that Enzi ”received hundreds of comments from Wyoming residents who were worried the bill would 'stifle free speech and innovation”.

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