Many of my favorite websites (Fark, Wikipedia) staged a protest against some intellectual property legislation coming down the pike, and it seems to have been successful. For example, Florida Senator Marco Rubio made this confession:
In a frank statement posted to his Facebook page on Wednesday, Rubio hinted at a Beltway truth that many other wavering Protect IP and SOPA supporters have been hesitant to admit: More than one lawmaker signed on to the legislation without understanding its technical workings and potential problems, believing it to be an uncontroversial, bipartisan bill that would support American industries.
Of course, this highlights that often senators vote for legislation without understanding its technical workings and potential problems.
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