Harry Reid Cancels Vote on Protect IP

Another nail in the coffin for these awful, awful bills.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called off a vote on controversial anti-piracy legislation Friday — the surest sign yet that a wave of online protests have killed SOPA and PIPA for now and maybe forever.

Reid canceled the procedural vote on PIPA scheduled for Tuesday. Meanwhile, in the House, Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), announced plans Friday to put off any consideration of SOPA indefinitely.

This is a huge victory and much of the credit is due to activists utilizing the White House's petition site.