Saturday, January 21, 2012
SOPA Stopped: 'Bill Delay A Major Victory For Internet Freedom'
January 21, 2012
A controversial American anti-piracy act was recalled on Friday, which came as no small victory for hacktivists who launched history's largest attack on several websites -- including that of FBI -- in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act.
Those opposing the controversial law have grown jubilant, with many seeing Friday's news as real victory in a sort of war for online freedom. The vote on the anti-piracy legislation, which was due on January, 24, has been postponed.
Trevor Timm of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a US-based international digital rights advocacy non-profit, confirmed to RT that the online protests over SOPA and PIPA were the biggest in Internet history, with over 115,000 sites somehow altering their webpages.
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