Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday November 15, 2011

Google, Facebook, Zynga Oppose New SOPA Copyright Bill

Google, Facebook and a laundry list of other tech companies have voiced opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act. I thought that whole "strongly worded letter" stuff was a joke. Apparently not. big grin

They sent a letter (PDF) last night to key members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, saying the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, "pose[s] a serious risk to our industry's continued track record of innovation and job creation, as well as to our nation's cybersecurity." The protest was designed to raise objections in advance of a hearing before the full House Judiciary committee tomorrow at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT). The letter, also signed by eBay, Mozilla, Yahoo, AOL, and LinkedIn, asks politicians to "consider more targeted ways to combat foreign 'rogue' Web sites."

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