Former Sen. Christopher Dodd, now chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, said the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act aren’t going to be floated again in Congress.
“My own view, that legislation is gone. It’s over. It’s not coming back,” Dodd told Wired in an interview after an appearance at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club Tuesday night.
Still, he said the massive protest against the measures, which included online petitions and massive e-mail campaigns, “was over the top.”
SOPA, the more draconian of the two failed bills, would have required ISPs to prevent Americans from visiting blacklisted sites by altering the system known as DNS that turns site names like Google.com into IP addresses such as 18.104.22.168.