SOPA could be pushed aside for more-sane bipartisan alternative
- current SOPA and PROTECT-IP, the bills getting pushed in the House and Senate respectively, have faced heavy criticism over their heavy-handed approaches to stopping piracy — effectively giving rightsholders the ability to shut down a site at will and preventing sites from receiving ad revenue. Cue the internet freaking out en masse over a poor implementation.
- alternative With popular support for the bill on the skids, legislators are now pushing a low-key alternative which would focus on international sites “primarily” and “willfully” involved in piracy. The International Trade Commission, not the Attorney General, the would handle these claims — a better, more logical fit, as they already handle physical counterfeiting claims. source
December 1, 2011 // 21:07 // 2 years ago