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How effective were the anti-SOPA/PIPA website blackouts? created 3 years ago on January 20, 2012 by rongorongo
The day after the blackout protest, 19 Senators (16 Republicans + 3 Democrats) have announced their opposition to the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Of these, 7 are former co-sponsors.

On the other hand, Chris Dodd, former Democratic Senator and now Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA), came out calling the internet blackouts:
"another gimmick, albeit a dangerous one, designed to punish elected and administration officials who are working diligently to protect American jobs from foreign criminals."