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The Blackout Is Working! Legislators Backing Out Of PIPA and SOPA!

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Great job, web users!

Legislators are running for the hills after web activists led a charge against the Protect IP Act.

Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and John Cornyn (R-TX) have all backed out of PIPA.

Blunt, a co-author of PIPA, wrote on Facebook (oddly enough) that the act "is flawed as it stands today, and [he] cannot support it moving forward."

Rubio took it a step further and asked Majority Leader Harry Reid to "abandon his plan to rush the bill to the floor” and “come up with new legislation that addresses Internet piracy while protecting free and open access to the Internet."

Score one for the Internet!

In the related Stop Online Piracy Act, House reps Ben Quayle (R-AZ) and Lee Terry (R-NE) have pulled out of SOPA.

Sites like Amazon, Wikipedia, and Facebook have urged users to support the efforts against PIPA and SOPA.

Rallies are sprouting across the country. New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have seen rallies on their office doorsteps!

We need to continue the fight against these unjust initiatives!

PIPA and SOPA are going down!

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14 comments to “The Blackout Is Working! Legislators Backing Out Of PIPA and SOPA!”



  1. 1

    Yay! I'm from Florida and I'm very happy to hear that Marco Rubio does not support this bill.



  2. 2

    Perez, why didn't you participate in the blackout? Wouldn't it be worth loosing a few advertising dollars to take a stand? Guess not. Especially when others will do it for you. In this instance, you are behaving like that Italian cruise ship captain.



  3. 3

    So you didn't blackout why?



  4. 4

    YESSSS!!! But YOU should have joined the blackout!!!!



  5. 5

    Its no surprise that you support this Perez. If people werent allowed to steal other peoples ideas, property and creativity, YOU'D HAVE NO SITE!



  6. 6

    Keep putting Republicans in a position of power and you'll soon have the United States of Syria or Iran… Didn't people learn anything from the Bush years?



  7. 7

    Why did you not participate?



  8. 8

    Put your money where your mouth is fatboy. As usual, you don't back up what you supposedly support, bottom line is you're a phony sell-out who is more concerned about himself and his bank account. The hypocrite label continues to grow.



  9. 9

    Re: rosebud99 – Hilton would only throw his support behind it if there was some way he could use it to his advantage.



  10. 10

    Really not surprised you did not take part in this. And it is quite sad that you did not. Think this just goes to prove you are more about the money than actually providing a service to anyone. And then you have the nerve to say "we" when it comes to who needs to do more. YOU aren't doing anything!



  11. 11

    Damn those communist leaning Republicans.



  12. 12

    Thank God! That was the most obnoxious and unfair proposal going!



  13. 13

    How come YOU didn't participate? FAIL



  14. 14

    Why do I once again have to click twice to see the Comments? You had this fixed yesterday but today the problem is back. Thanks for looking into this.