Web Blackout Ends: SOPA Bleeding, But Not Dead

Posted: January 19, 2012 in FREEDOM, NEWS, POLITICS
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The Internet strike opposing the US anti-piracy bills SOPA/PIPA has ended.

The webquake spearheaded by giants like Wikipedia, Reddid and Google led to key sponsors withdrawing their support for the acts. However, they are not dead, activists warn.

Massive opposition to the controversial legislation resulted in Congressmen and Senators swinging against the bills.

Up to 18 Senators, of which seven were former co-sponsors, voiced their opposition to PIPA on Wednesday.

On the SOPA side, at least two sponsors have dropped out, while Oregon’s Earl Blumenauer blacked out his website in support of the protest.

The protest was timed to coincide with a scheduled hearing in the House of Representatives on SOPA.

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