The Internet Association Statement on SOPA/PIPA Internet Blackout Anniversary
The Internet is a revolutionary tool for innovation, job-creation, and democratic discourse.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, The Internet Association issued the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of the SOPA and PIPA Internet blackout, the day the American people blocked Congress from advancing the SOPA and PIPA bills. Had these bills become law, it would have been devastating to the Internet users and the Internet economy.
“Today marks the one year anniversary of the online community’s grassroots movement that blocked a Congressional attempt to censor the Internet. SOPA and PIPA’s defeat demonstrated the Internet’s ability to give every user and every constituent a voice in the political process. The Internet is a revolutionary tool for innovation, job-creation, and democratic discourse. Censoring or regulating the Internet would have a devastating impact on countless families, small businesses, and entrepreneurs worldwide. The Internet Association looks forward to working with policy makers, innovators, and all Internet users to ensure that future proposals affecting the Internet do not harm the Internet’s central role in our lives.”
About The Internet Association: The Internet Association is the unified voice of the Internet economy representing the interests of the leading Internet companies including Amazon.com, AOL, eBay, Expedia, Facebook, Google, IAC, LinkedIn, Monster Worldwide, Rackspace, salesforce.com, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!, and Zynga. The Internet Association is dedicated to advancing public policy solutions to strengthen and protect Internet freedom, foster innovation and economic development, and empower users. The Internet Association is headquartered in Washington, D.C. www.InternetAssociation.org.