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

Tuesday May 27, 2014

Why Congress Keeps Screwing Up Tech Policy

They are politicians, do they need a reason to be totally screwing up tech policy?

The outcry over the awful 2011 Stop Online Piracy Act was so intense that the bill was canceled, and people on the Hill now talk about not wanting to get "SOPAed" for pushing some unpopular online law. But coaxing Congress into passing updates to the laws already on the books is a whole lot harder, and last week’s patent-reform debacle was just another lesson that proves it.