Lamar Smith Withdraws SOPA

Lamar Smith has officially withdrawn SOPA from consideration (for now). Smith told Reuters:

I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy... 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.

Although the matter isn't likely to sit still, the deaths of both SOPA and PIPA are certainly resounding endorsements of the viability of Internet protest and widespread awareness.