Big news, folks! Because of immense public pressure, the House Judiciary Committee cancelled their vote on the bill that would kill Internet innovation and free speech -- and adjourned for the rest of the year!
Over the last 36 hours, over 97,000 people signed a petition against this bill launched by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and reddit, and thousands more called their representatives. The Internet fought back to protect the Internet -- and we won big, for now.
We now need to assemble our Internet army for next year, when this bill will come up again. Can you help us reach 100,000 signers on the petition?
(If you've already signed, click here to spread the VICTORY! news and share the grassroots petition on Facebook.)
Our petition got a ton of attention in Washington, DC. Here's what some leading news outlets reported yesterday:
"The Progressive Change Campaign Committee and Reddit have been pushing a campaign arguing that SOPA, as written, would harm future innovation."
"A flurry of liberal and conservative groups issued last-minute pleas in the hours before the House Judiciary Committee prepared to vote on its latest version of a controversial intellectual property bill, known as the Stop Online Piracy Act.
'Join @reddit and PCCC (@BoldProgressive) in saving the Internet!' the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, a liberal advocacy group, tweeted urging followers to sign an online petition opposing the bill. The missive was paired with a letter signed by the founders of Twitter, YouTube and other tech giants."
But the fight is far from over -- big corporations are still pushing hard for this bill. We won the battle with today's delay, but we still have to win the war against Internet censorship.