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/>Nice! After the hue and cry from Generation Y, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has been withdrawn from the floor of the House.
The Texas Congressman whose proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) prompted dozens of websites to go dark or run protest messages this week said Friday he is pulling the measure from consideration “until there is wider agreement on a solution.”
“I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, a Republican from Texas and the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, told Reuters in a telephone interview.
Not that we’re pro-piracy (though let’s face it, we likely are), but because of the over arching scope of the bill, which would have seen Internet Providers locking down websites at the first hint of complaint, we all went nuts. Sites went dark, Twitter was a ghost town (this pained me), and calls were made to reps. It worked.
All this without ever leaving our homes, sleeping in parks in Lower Manhattan, or defecating on police cruisers. Well done, people. I am proud of you.