January 23, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
Did last week's web outages have any affect, aside from annoying regular users?
BBC reports that several US lawmakers backed away from the plans as a result of the protest - including two co-signatories of the proposed legislation.
Now the European Commission is planning an overhaul of its own anti-piracy and intellectual property rules. Lets hope it leans the lesson of the US and comes up with something workable from the off.