SOPA / PIPA Protest Shuts Down Senate Websites

Millions of users browsing Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, and thousands of other popular websites today, they were greeted with news about SOPA and PIPA and how to email your representatives. With the millions of people joining in on this, the US Senate website is noticeably slower and the contact pages are currently either down or are taking very long to load.

Now several co-sponsors of PIPA have renounced their support, including Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, Roy Blunt of Montana, and John Boozman of Arizona.

Give the US Senate Website a try

Update: Add, or rather remove Senator Orrin Hatch from the supporters list:

"After listening to the concerns on both sides of the debate over the PROTECT IP Act, it is simply not ready for prime time and both sides must continue working together to find a better path forward. Despite the concerns about the unintended consequences of this legislation, the Senate remains on a path to consider this bill next week. Rushing something with such potential for far-reaching consequences is something I cannot support and that's why I will not only vote against moving the bill forward next week but also remove my cosponsorship of the bill."

Source:
http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/18/2716262/us-senate-websites-technical-difficulties-sopa-blackout
http://gizmodo.com/5877185/pipa-co+sponsor-retreats-from-awful-bill

Shane Paris

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