Originally published: January 18, 2012
Last updated: January 18, 2012 - 11:35pm
According to Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA), whose district is home to many Silicon Valley critics of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), more than 10,000 Web sites have joined the protest of the bill.
"History is being made by the more than 10,000 websites that have chosen to boycott SOPA by participating in today's blackout," said Rep Eshoo, who is a vocal opponent of the bill. "Members of Congress need to hear about the consequences of SOPA, and when they do, they'll learn of the serious consequences to the Internet the bill poses. It's time to pull up the emergency brake on this legislation."