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WebSmacker says

I joined the strike with 13 million other people and we succeeded! Here’s part of the email I just received:

A big hurrah to you!!!!! We’ve won for now— SOPA and PIPA were dropped by Congress today, the votes we’ve been scrambling to mobilize against have been cancelled.

The largest online protest in history has fundamentally changed the game. You were heard.

On January 18th, 13 million of us 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 we did on Wednesday. See the amazing numbers here and tell everyone what you did. http://www.sopastrike.com/numbers

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PhilLarson says

Yes! I got the same news. Way to go! I definitely did some protesting yesterday..

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ThemesFever says

Great news! Got the email a few minutes too :)

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miseld says
||+521235|iapcsolutions said-|| I joined the strike with 13 million other people and we succeeded!

+1 Same here ;)

This was unprecedented. Your activism may have changed the way people fight for the public interest and basic rights forever.

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.”

Tweet with us, shout on the internet with us, let’s celebrate: Round of applause to the 13 million people who stood up – #PIPA and #SOPA are tabled 4 now. #13millionapplause

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graphicmind says

Cool!

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BroOf says

Thy don’t need SOPA or PIPA to take action against piracy. See MegaUpload for example…

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Guess you guys must’ve seen this image by now, but in case you hadn’t:

Of course Wikipedia deserves most of the cake for their blackout – that sure did raise awareness!

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cudazi Staff says

I like that graphic Joost, thanks! I was just going to go out searching for one. :)

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SpletNet says

Yay, we won, party at my house! :D They sure did send a lot of emails though… :) I got one too.

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CodingJack says

Anyone see this story yet?

http://techcrunch.com/2012/01/19/anonymous-megaupload-department-of-justice/

could have changed a few minds

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