Congress and the Hollywood/media lobby was taken aback by this week’s massive anti-SOPA protest.
We receive an exclusive email stating that the Censorship plan (SOPA and PIPA) has been cancelled by Congress today due to the large number of Internet protest that took place on January 18, 2011.– the votes we’ve been scrambling to mobilize against have been finally cancelled.
13 million people including myself took the time to tell Congress to protect free speech rights on the internet. Hundreds of millions, maybe a billion, people all around the world saw what happened on Wednesday and decided to join in the fight. Here are numbers of people you voted.
See what Fight for the Future had to say below:
We ran the largest organizing sites for the recent SOPA protests (sopastrike.com and americancensorship.org), applauds the announcement that the Senate and House have postponed action on the proposed web censorship bills.
“The MPAA could have proposed a law to address copyright infringement,” said Holmes Wilson, “Instead, they proposed giving rightsholders veto power over online innovation and free expression. At that point, it was just a matter of getting the public involved.”
Also check out the timeline of the SOPA protests: http://sopastrike.com/timeline, Statistics from the January 18 protest: http://sopastrike.com/numbers, Statistics from the November 16 protest: http://americancensorship.org/infographic2.html or their http://fightforthefuture.org
So pat yourself on the back YA’LL!!!