19 January, 2012 06:56
January 19, 2012
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Online Piracy Act Loses Support
After an unprecedented day of Internet-based lobbying, a proposal to clamp down on online piracy lost support Wednesday.
The Stop Online Piracy Act and a Senate companion, the Protect IP Act, were criticized by websites such as Wikipedia and Google as being written too broadly.
Hollywood took a different view, arguing the measure is necessary to stop online pirating of movies, TV shows and other copyrighted material.
But Silicon Valley appears to have won this round, with several lawmakers backing away from the bill.
Read more about SOPA’s support in Congress.
Govt has screwed up enough as far as our economy goes this Bill would stifle one of the last area’s in our society that is functioning properly. If the Govt kills social media and freedom of information it would be a blow I do not think our country could take.
Sean P Eagan
Former Chairman American Cold War Veterans
Life Member Veterans of Foreign Wars