Even though the President made his statement that stopped in their tracks, bill authors are saying that the issues he was concerned with could be ironed out and fixed. And stopping online piracy is a good thing…damaging the way the internet works, isn’t.More details here https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/veepn-free-fast-security-vpn/ . The Presidents message said that the potentially damaging parts should be removed, amended, or adjusted to accommodate online inovativeness, and promote the economic values of the U.S., and the global economy, but he didn’t say anything about the privacy and security that the potential laws will interfere with.
After the fiasco of the British courts ordering an internet provider, British Telecom to blacklist a Usenet search provider. What made this order such the joke was the fact that before the order even went into effect, (BT was given some time to implement the action,) had already produced an evasion technique and given it to their members that wanted to continue the service. In the meantime, our legislators were paying close attention, we surmise here that it’s possible that some of the bill drafters got the update that avoided the censoring action and examined the way it worked…then they put measures in the bills to outlaw the methods that were used.