Yesterday, for 12 hours from 8a to 8p EST, Fellowship of the Minds shut down, joining some 7,000 websites in protest against the Internet censorship bill SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act).
Wikipedia went dark for 24 hours. 4.5 million people signed the petition protesting SOPA.
And we won!
18 U.S. Senators, including SOPA’s co-sponsor, have publicly withdrawn support for the two controversial anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA. The bills have powerful corporate backing but critics say they would allow U.S. Congress to implement draconian laws to police the internet in the name of combating piracy.
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