Infographic: Celebrating Internet Freedom Day & The Anniversary Of The SOPA/PIPA Protests

from the celebrate-internet-freedom dept

It's January 18th, 2013, and that's a day worthy of note: the one year anniversary of the widespread protests against SOPA and PIPA. Not only did the massive reaction from the internet community succeed in stopping these dangerous bills that would have curtailed free speech and innovation online, the protests sent shockwaves through the world of politics. In a true manifestation of democracy, the combined voice of the people overruled the lobbyists and backroom dealers who, only weeks before, were smugly assured of the new law's passage.

To celebrate that victory, a bunch of groups involved in the ongoing fight for internet freedom have come together to declare Internet Freedom Day on January 18th. Here at Techdirt, we're marking the occasion with an infographic looking back at the day the internet community became a political force to be reckoned with:


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 5:44am

    Celebrate the day Google blew their cover.

    Now c'mon stooges, get back to pirating; Google needs them ad dollars.

     

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      silverscarcat (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 5:48am

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      "Celebrate the day the internet beat the MPAA and RIAA."

      Couldn't have said it better myself.

      "Now c'mon everyone, we can't let them win."

      Good sentiment, man! High five!

       

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      Anonymous Coward With A Unique Writing Style, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 6:34am

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      Still sore about the loss, huh? Yeah, I would be too if I'd spent months trolling Techdirt back then gloating about your inevitable victory, followed up by a mad scramble the week of the SOPA vote/protect trying like to hell to silence any critics and dismiss any of the valid points raised concerning potential SOPA abuse.

      You guys were so sure you were going to have your way it must still really chafe like hell to realize you don't stand a chance when the public actually gets its way and has its elected official actually listen to them. I'd be pissed as fuck too if something similar happened to me.

      "WHAT DO YOU MEAN THEY'RE LISTENING TO THE PUBLIC?!?!" I do wonder though just how many shills and trolls like yourself blew a collective gasket and were unable to pick up a keyboard after that.

       

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      Trails (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 7:08am

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      Successful troll is successful.

       

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      jupiterkansas (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 7:23am

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      who uses google to pirate?

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 10:09am

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      Yawn. It's strange how a copyright shill can be so unoriginal.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 6:04am

    fond memories...many lulz were had

    an.... "I was there moment" .... Spamming n' trollin for the cause !

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 18th, 2013 @ 6:26am

    Signed the petition and pround of it. :)

     

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    dennis deems (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 6:40am

    More like this

    This is excellent.

     

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    harknell (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 8:26am

    Without it our event would be nothing

    We've reposted the infographic and linked back to here on our event site at interventioncon.com. Without Internet Freedom our event (and guests who attend it) would literally not exist.

     

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    MahaliaShere (profile), Jan 18th, 2013 @ 9:43am

    More blackouts

    Perhaps more blackouts throughout the year are in order. If for no other reason than to send the message that we're still watching.

     

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