House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has issued a statement that due to Republican and Democratic "retreats," hearings regarding the controversial Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) will resume in February. SOPA's Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act, is scheduled for a vote on January 24th.
On the subject of SOPA, I'd just like to voice what I regard as "Dick Move of the Day" - being Wikipedia's SOPA blackout of the English Wikipedia.
Hey Wikipedia, Americans aren't the only ones who speak English! [Thanks for blacking out your page for us folk in the UK, AU and elsewhere....even though SOPA is irrelevant to us]