Mr. Internet Goes to Washington

Senators and websites rally to urge congress to rework piracy legislation

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the Internet’s hero for his unflinching opposition to the two controversial anti-piracy laws, SOPA and PIPA, has been fond of playing the underdog in the fight. He has called his opponents, the content community lobby in Washington, D.C. (the Motion Picture Association of America and other big media companies), “powerful,” “tough,” “savvy” and well-entrenched. “We’re fighting above our weight,” Wyden has said.