The Internet is cautiously rejoicing today after a Committee to discuss the controversial SOPA act, decided to put talk on hold for the time being.
The Act which is mainly backed by Hollywood studios and music big-wigs, has been met by a massivly unhappy response, would apply internet-wide censorships.
Not only are lawyers saying this could be a blow to our First Ammendment rights, so are the heads of many major Silicon Valley businesses, including Google, Linked In, and Twitter.
"..imagine my astonishment when the newest threat to free speech has come from none other but the United States. Two bills currently making their way through congress -- SOPA and PIPA -- give the US government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper court trial). While I support their goal of reducing copyright infringement (which I don't believe these acts would accomplish), I
am shocked that our lawmakers would contemplate such measures that would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world."
Popular aggrigation service, Reddit has been swarming with anti-SOPA posts, including some rather amusing images. It seems SOPA has become a meme.
Not all that surprisingly, Anonymous has released a video stating their displeasure with the Act.
Citizens of the Internet have also taken to their keyboards to speak their minds when it comes to topic at hand. There has been a steady stream of posts on Google+ as well as Twitter, and Facebook.
Below you can read just a small sampling of what people on Twitter have been saying.http://storify.com/nbcbayarea/the-internet-responds-to-sopa.js?header=false&border=false View the story "The Internet Responds to SOPA" on Storify]