Saturday April 28, 2012

Microsoft Now Distancing Itself from CISPA

Microsoft is sending out signals that the company is reversing its stance on supporting CISPA legislation as it is now written. The bill has passed the House and now must pass the Senate and ultimately, the President, who has said the bill would be vetoed. The support from the large tech companies like Microsoft is crucial to Congressional approval and ultimate passage.

One of the key differences between CISPA and the previous (and now seemingly defunct) SOPA/PIPA bills is that CISPA had support from a number of tech companies, including Microsoft