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RE: SOPA. Have you heard?
(01-21-2012 03:19 PM)CorinthianMerchant Wrote:
(01-21-2012 01:35 AM)JenniferOrange Wrote: I signed the petiton, and I got an exciting email this afternoon!
SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today.
13 million of us took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the Internet. Hundreds of millions of people saw the black-outs on the 18th.
The email states:
"The MPAA was shocked and seemingly humbled. "This was a whole new different game all of a sudden,' MPAA Chairman and former Senator Chris Dodd told the New York Times. '[PIPA and SOPA were] considered by many to be a slam dunk."
"This altogether is a new effect,' Mr. Dodd said, comparing the online movement to the Arab Spring. He could not remember seeing 'an effort that was moving with this degree of support change this dramatically' in the last four decades, he added."
Congratulations guys! We did it! :] Though SOPA and PIPA may come back in some form, we'll be ready!
FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE!
[RIP MegaUpload, you were the best file sharing website ever.]
If I was a religious person, I'd fall to my knees and thank God right now...
I miss you MegaUpload
|01-21-2012 03:40 PM