January 20, 2012

Possibly good news about SOPA/PIPA

They may still be alive, but they're MUCH weaker now!
To recap - yesterday, a bunch of websites went dark for the day in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
As the day went on, we were pleased to hear that several senators backed down as supporters of PIPA! We were also happy to hear that more House reps decided to stop supporting SOPA!
Now, we've learned some of the IMPRESSIVE results of yesterday's anti-Internet censorship blackout! Here are some highlights, and it definitely sounds like we're headed very strongly in the right direction!

- Wikipedia claims over 162 million people saw their anti-SOPA/PIPA message, 12,000+ people commented on it, and over 8 million people used the site's zip code tool to look up their representatives
- Congressional websites were slow to load all day, and some were temporarily shut down due to traffic
- "At least 10 senators and nearly twice that many House members announced their opposition [to SOPA and PIPA]"
- Progress for Change Campaign Committee claims that over 468 websites from PCCC-members were blacked out yesterday

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