Nov 282011
 

The Stop Online Piracy Act is scheduled for markup in the House Judiciary Committee on December 15.  An aide to Rep. Lamar Smith (sponsor of the bill and chairman of the committee) told the Washington Post “He is open to changes but only legitimate changes. Some site are totally capable of filtering illegal content, but they won’t and are instead profiting from the traffic of illegal content.”

Meanwhile, opposition to the legislation and its Senate counterpart (the PROTECT-IP Act) have been growing.   Yahoo! quit the Chamber of Commerce over its support of the laws, and Google has suggested it may do the same.  The Business Software Alliance has stated that it does not support the legislation as it is currently written.  Over 100,000 people have asked Sen. Wyden to read their names during a filibuster.

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  8 Responses to “SOPA Markup Scheduled for Dec. 15 As Opposition to the Bill Grows”

  1. SOPA is a violation of the freedom of the man!

  2. The SOPA bill is an unnecessary bill and will cause major problems for internet users. It will do more harm than good. It will cost ecomony, jobs and destroy the internet big time.

  3. The bill is too dangerous and it will caused severe consqunces to the ecomony, the internet, the world’s freedom and such. That’s why the SOPA bill must not pass.

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  8. to be honest, I support the SOPA bill. just do what’s right for the businesses

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