Internet was on strike on January 18 in protest against the Stop Online Piracy Act. The public participation online and on the streets was huge.
U.S. Congress observed all these developments, paid attention to the public opinion and is postponing the votes on SOPA and PIPA and has agreed to revisit both bills.
Internet Society released the following communication:
The Internet Society is very pleased with today’s news that the U.S. Congress is postponing the votes on SOPA and PIPA and has agreed to revisit both bills. We issued the following statement on our website:
The Internet Society applauds the U.S. Congress’ decision to revisit the proposed online piracy legislation (SOPA and PIPA) and expresses its hope that any redraft will take into account the concerns expressed by the Internet community. In the fight against online piracy, the Internet Society encourages efforts that respect fundamental rights, such as freedom of expression, and do not harm the overall stability and interoperability of the Internet. Any lasting solution will need to be based on international cooperation.
It feels good to know that Governments listen...