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Sopa Bill Ditched – The Internet Wins

Written by John Ritchie on January 21, 2012

Plans to push ahead with the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) bills have been scrapped by the U.S. Senate following protests by websites around the world. Wikipedia shut down for 24 hours on Wednesday forcing the Senate to rethink their plans and delay the Sopa Bill.

The news comes following the massive internet backlash that occurred yesterday after Megaupload was shutdown.

Hacktivist collective Anonymous shutdown the FBI’s website along with various copyright and royalties organisations, including the Broadcast Music, Inc. which is responsible for collecting license fees on behalf of songwriters.

Anonymous came up with a way to allow people to participate in the attacks without risking arrest. They distributed Web links during its attacks on the Department of Justice, FBI, Universal Music and a host of other sites, that made joining the attacks as easy as clicking the mouse.

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