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138,917 Americans Watched SOPA Debate

Press Release
Dec 16, 2011

Issa Releases SOPA Markup Day 1 Statistics from KeepTheWebOPEN.com

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) today released KeepTheWebOPEN.com web traffic statistics from the first day of the House Judiciary Committee's markup of H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The data underscore the broad public interest in this thinly-veiled piece of Internet censorship legislation: 138,917 Americans from every state and the District of Columbia viewed the markup.

KeepTheWebOPEN.com Analytics: December 15, 2011

• Unique Visits: 157,767

• Visits: 197,726

• Unique Page Views: 219,712

• Page Views: 287,208

• American Visitors: 138,917

• Visitor Countries/Territories of Origin: 150

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Last week, Issa and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) unveiled their commonsense alternative to SOPA – the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trace (OPEN) Act. The legislation is supported by U.S. Senators Cantwell, Moran, Warner and Wyden and U.S. Representatives Lofgren, Chaffetz, Campbell, Doggett, Eshoo, Polis and Issa.

American Viewers of SOPA Markup at KeepTheWebOPEN.com: December 15, 2011

Total: 138,917

Region, Visits

California 18,859

New York 10,476

Texas 9,966

Florida 7,519

Pennsylvania 6,251

Illinois 6,204

Massachusetts 5,052

Ohio 4,937

Michigan 4,603

Washington 4,582

New Jersey 4,445

Virginia 4,229

Georgia 3,692

North Carolina 3,540

Maryland 3,303

Minnesota 2,784

Indiana 2,752

Arizona 2,652

Oregon 2,407

Wisconsin 2,402

Missouri 2,186

Colorado 2,096

Tennessee 1,998

Connecticut 1,829

Kentucky 1,703

District of Columbia 1,311

Louisiana 1,262

Alabama 1,216

Oklahoma 1,206

Nevada 1,167

Iowa 1,164

South Carolina 1,141

Utah 1,116

Kansas 1,093

Nebraska 803

New Hampshire 756

Arkansas 680

Rhode Island 541

Idaho 538

West Virginia 537

Mississippi 509

Maine 485

New Mexico 472

Vermont 391

Hawaii 378

Delaware 343

Alaska 296

Montana 288

North Dakota 269

South Dakota 234

Wyoming 133

(not set) 121

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