The Internet Wins: SOPA Is Dead

Texas Rep. Lamar Smith shelved his terrible internet-destroying Stop Online Piracy Act today after the internet's week-long anti-SOPA freakout.

"I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy," Smith said in a statement. "It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products."

Smith was last seen wandering the halls of Congress, shell-shocked, softly humming "Friday" to himself while muttering, "The memes... they came from the internet... my god... the memes..."

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