Though the most visible action, fighting against ACTA is just one of th attempts to decrease opportunities for somebody else to control our lives. Lately also the news on Twitter "harvesting smartphone contacts" brought up to date the discussion about the "black boxes" - devices surrounding us in the daily life, having features and applications we dont even know.
The blackout of over 7000 popular websites a couple of weeks ago got a lot of media attention and cooperation from several big websites, like Wikipedia, Google,.. The result: PIPA and SOPA are thrown in the waste basket, and most of the former supporters suddenly discovered that they are against PIPA/SOPA. Strange how people can suddenly discover these things about themselves :-)So it seems this virtual action not only achieved its goals, but achieved it quite well.