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White House Will Not Support SOPA, PIPA

Huffington Post reports: Saturday marked a major victory for opponents of proposed anti-piracy legislation Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), which would target foreign-based websites violating U.S. copyrights.
The White House on Saturday officially responded to two online petitions, "Stop the E-PARASITE Act" and "Veto the SOPA bill and any other future bills that threaten to diminish the free flow of information," urging the President to reject SOPA and PIPA.

"While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet," the statement read in part.

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dc12043d ago (Edited 2043d ago )

yep. It was the right thing to do considering that it would have paved the way for future 'more intrusive' legislation.

JsonHenry2043d ago

Just like the administration wouldn't support the NDAA with a clause that allows for indefinite detention without due process? Right...

PopRocks3592043d ago

Weren't there provisions in the NDAA bill that needed to get through?

Also wasn't the portion involving citizen detention added after the President signed it into law?

SmashBrawler1012043d ago

Good. Now if they can just wake up, smell the coffee, and legalize weed.

LoaMcLoa2043d ago

The people disagreeing with you haven't tried weed.

DragonKnight2043d ago

I haven't tried weed, I don't intend to try weed, but I clicked agree because I know a lot of people who smoke weed and I have yet to see any seriously threatening effects of smoking it. After all, it's been around for centuries, native tribes have been smoking it for just as long, and where's the supposed serious effects of it?

OT: Wow, the government actually listened for once? This really is the end of the world.

SmashBrawler1012040d ago

Yeah. Or they're just a bunch of old farts, still stuck in the reefer madness age.

dark-hollow2043d ago

A friend with weed, is a friend indeed.

Mr-Dude2043d ago

I live in holland... here u can buy weed on every corner in the city... legal! haha

SmashBrawler1012040d ago

You lucky, lucky bastard. :(

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