We're back! 8pm on the dot, look at that. Anyway, thanks for sticking with the site through that. The blackout site is forever preserved here
if you ever want to check it out (it contains many helpful links). Thankfully a lot of sites did this today and there seemed to be a pretty significant impact seen throughout the day (largely thanks to Wikipedia
, which will be blacked out until midnight). That includes normally Hollywood-friendly Republican Senator Orrin Hatch promising to vote against the bill
as well as a variety of one-time supporters
of PIPA and SOPA dropping support. Perhaps most importantly President Obama has said
he will veto either bill if one comes across his desk, effectively killing both pieces of legislation without serious alterations to either.
Of course, as you probably know, it's not over, and it may never be. Please take the time to email
(you don't need a fax machine!) your state representative and let them know how unhappy you are with this legislation. Sign Google's petition
and learn more about what you can do. Piracy and copyright infringement are very real problems, but bills like SOPA and PIPA are not the right way to combat those issues. Mostly just remember that you can make a difference and what you think does matter. The next time someone tells you that protests don't work, just remember today.
Thanks for reading! Now we'll get back to some Venture Bros.