The Internet Reacts to SOPA

The internet rejoices as SOPA discussions are delayed.

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.

Sergey Brin of Google posted this on G+:

"..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.

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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.

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