The Internet has WON against SOPA/PIPA (For Now)

GREAT NEWS!
SOPA and PIPA have been dropped by congress today!

The internet has won!

fireworks - the internet has won against sopa/pipa (for now)


But, don't get too happy. We have only won for now. There is nothing stopping this from coming back. But for now, congratulations!

The MPAA (the lobby for big movie studios which created these terrible bills) 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 is altogether 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."

Links: News Article
Numbers (an info graphic)

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  • 7

    LETS CELEBRATE WITH SOME PICTURES
    definitelygonnabeuseful afcdfbfb9c1ed55d74e8b2d1b4f8efb5 - the internet has won against sopa/pipa (for now)


    I made this gif:

    Well done, that GIF is pretty good :)
    - SkinnyBill January 20, 2012, 4:11 pm
    Heh, thanks. I make GIF's when I'm bored/need to celebrate something awesome...
    - SuperPost January 20, 2012, 4:12 pm
    the first on is from a minecraft porn comic ftw lol ... :D
    - suckots January 21, 2012, 10:21 am
    I thought somebody would catch that...
    - SuperPost January 21, 2012, 1:14 pm
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  • 6

    I agree we have won the battle but not without cost RIP megaupload

    Crying meme

    let us bow our heads in a moment of silence for this once great site that fell victim to the army of politicians. it sacrifice will never be forgotten until a few months from now when our short memory spans lead us to move on to another video streaming site.
    - 24paperwings January 20, 2012, 7:52 pm
    Actually, I heard it's back up.
    - XxDaminalsxX January 20, 2012, 10:44 pm
    fake
    - Jackylegs January 20, 2012, 10:57 pm
    Yeah... it is:

    - SkinnyBill January 21, 2012, 4:08 am
    I heard it's back up, but it's under a different domain based out of Belize.
    - XxDaminalsxX January 21, 2012, 10:17 am
    I have proof.
    http://109.236.83.66/
    - XxDaminalsxX January 21, 2012, 7:18 pm
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  • 4

    just like cancer, nasty shit like this has a way of springing back up. but i hope thats the end of that communist bullshit.

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  • 4

    Just be ready for the next sneaky bill they will try and sneak in, since they know now the lengths we will go to, to protect our interwebs.

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  • 4

    an occasion like this needs bacon!
    bacon - the internet has won against sopa/pipa (for now)

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  • 3

    Party logo

    taco party

    • gw2250
    • January 20, 2012, 3:41 pm
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  • 3

    HELL YES!

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  • 3

    Woot! I helped out in something


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  • 3

    To celebrate in honor of a tremendous victory. I declare the resurrection of a long lost Sharenator tradition. One that paved the way of Sharenator for the last two years to date.


    I.
    DECLARE.
    UPRATE PARTY!

    • Disco
    • January 20, 2012, 9:20 pm
    Yes.
    Hell Yes.
    Hell Fucking Yes.
    - SuperPost January 20, 2012, 9:37 pm
    +1's. +1's EVERYWHERE! :)
    - casper667 January 20, 2012, 10:34 pm
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  • 3

    I hate politics and I still heard about this a while ago...

    I'm not a hipster... I'm not a hipster... I'm not a hipster...

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  • 3

    yeah yeah major bee major bee, honey for everyone

    • Vans
    • January 20, 2012, 10:24 pm
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    • TryThat
    • January 21, 2012, 2:00 am
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  • 1

    What about the ACTA?

    Reply
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