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DOPA is Dead



According to Andy Carvin, DOPA has just died in the Senate. From his blog – “The end of 2006 also marks the end of the current congressional session
in the House and Senate, closing the door on the Deleting Online
Predators Act.”

I don’t know a whole lot about politics – is this true? I certainly hope so!

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  • http://www.andycarvin.com/ andy carvin

    As soon as the current term expires, it’s dead, and there’s pretty much no likelihood the senate will act upon it over the holidays.

  • http://www.andycarvin.com andy carvin

    As soon as the current term expires, it’s dead, and there’s pretty much no likelihood the senate will act upon it over the holidays.

  • davidleeking

    That is VERY cool. Yippie!

  • davidleeking

    That is VERY cool. Yippie!

  • http://www.goblin-cartoons.com/ joshua m. neff

    I’ll see that “yippie!” and raise you a “hallelujah!” That is really really good news.

  • http://www.goblin-cartoons.com joshua m. neff

    I’ll see that “yippie!” and raise you a “hallelujah!” That is really really good news.

  • http://walt.lishost.org/ walt crawford

    Don’t be too overjoyed. It’s even easier to reintroduce a stalled bill than it is to write a new one. Given the margin that DOPA passed by, and given that a fair number of the new congressfolk are social conservatives, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see DOPA pop up again–but it does seem likely that it would at least get hearings this time around instead of just chugging along the railroad express.
    The bill itself is dead; the notion, quite possibly with the same name, seems likely to rise again. Unfortunately.

  • http://walt.lishost.org walt crawford

    Don’t be too overjoyed. It’s even easier to reintroduce a stalled bill than it is to write a new one. Given the margin that DOPA passed by, and given that a fair number of the new congressfolk are social conservatives, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see DOPA pop up again–but it does seem likely that it would at least get hearings this time around instead of just chugging along the railroad express.
    The bill itself is dead; the notion, quite possibly with the same name, seems likely to rise again. Unfortunately.

  • http://weblog.globaladvancedmedia.com/ Steve

    Dopa is reborn as DOPA jr…

    (from the non explicit although maybe nsfw adult industry news source Xbiz):
    http://www.xbiz.com/news_piece.php?id=19377

    While many thought the bill would remain dead after the midterm election results saw a power shift in the capital, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-AK, introduced S.B. 49 at the beginning of the current legislative session. The bill is reported to have identical language to DOPA, with one addition.

  • http://weblog.globaladvancedmedia.com/ Steve

    Dopa is reborn as DOPA jr…

    (from the non explicit although maybe nsfw adult industry news source Xbiz):
    http://www.xbiz.com/news_piece.php?id=19377

    While many thought the bill would remain dead after the midterm election results saw a power shift in the capital, Sen. Ted Stevens, R-AK, introduced S.B. 49 at the beginning of the current legislative session. The bill is reported to have identical language to DOPA, with one addition.