It looks like our voices were indeed heard. The United States Senate and House leaders announced today that they are “postponing work” on SOPA and PIPA, the two controversial anti-piracy bills in the wake of large online as well as offline protests that has spurred several congressmen to rethink the legislation.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today that he is postponing Tuesday’s procedural vote on the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Meanwhile, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, the Texas Tea Party Republic and original sponsor of the SOPA Bill, said his committee is postponing consideration of PIPA’s House companion SOPA, “until there is wider agreement on a solution.”
I would like to think that the online protests by Google, Tumblr, Reddit, Wikipedia and other as well as the offline nation-wide protests, including the ones we held here in San Francisco, has made a difference.
Our voices are being heard. Let us continue our efforts. Like Nobel Laurette Sir V.S. Naipaul famously said
No one cares for your tragedy unless you Sing about it.
(via: CBS News )