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    Poll: What Do You Think About the Anti-SOPA Protests?

    by Mark Glaser
    January 20, 2012
    Even puppies were out in force against PIPA and SOPA on Jan. 18. Photo by "Andrew Dallos":http://www.flickr.com/people/amatuerphotographer/ via Flickr.

    Can online protests make a difference? In the past, they’ve had mixed success but with enough people pushing against the twin anti-piracy bills, SOPA and PIPA, the U.S. Congress was forced to pay heed. They have now put off bringing the bills to a vote, while contemplating rewrites and changes to the bills. Google alone collected more than 7 million signatures online for a petition against the bills. So what was your experience on Wednesday during the day of protest? Were you moved or unmoved? Did you take action or did life go on as normal? Share your experience in the comments below, and vote in our poll.


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