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New version of SOPA copyright bill, old complaints

Posted By admin On December 13, 2011 @ 4:39 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Declan McCullagh
CNet [1]
December 13, 2011

A new version of the Stop Online Piracy Act appears to be no more popular than the last one was.

In an effort to head off mounting criticism before a vote on the legislation this Thursday [2], Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today announced a series of tweaks (PDF) [3] to SOPA, which is backed by Hollywood and major record labels but opposed by Internet firms and the Consumer Electronics Association.

But Smith, who heads the House Judiciary committee, stopped short of altering the core ofSOPA [4]–meaning that allegedly piratical Web sites could still be made to vanish from the Internet. Deep packet inspection could still be required [5]. (See CNET’s FAQ on SOPA [6].)

“There are still significant problems with the approach,” said Public Knowledge attorneySherwin Siy [7]. The revised version of SOPA “continues to encourage DNS blocking and filtering, which should be concerning for internet security experts and human rights activists alike,” he said. DNS stands for the Domain Name System.

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[1] CNet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57341916-281/new-version-of-sopa-copyright-bill-old-complaints/?tag=rb_content;contentBody

[2] before a vote on the legislation this Thursday: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57341679-281

[3] series of tweaks (PDF): http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/HR%203261%20Managers%20Amendment.pdf

[4] SOPA: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.3261:

[5] be required: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57328045-281/sopas-latest-threat-ip-blocking-privacy-busting-packet-inspection/

[6] FAQ on SOPA: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57329001-281/how-sopa-would-affect-you-faq/

[7] Sherwin Siy: http://www.publicknowledge.org/user/1713

[8] GoDaddy bows to boycott, now ‘opposes’ SOPA copyright bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/godaddy-bows-to-boycott-now-opposes-sopa-copyright-bill.html

[9] Critics of SOPA copyright bill ready counterattack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/critics-of-sopa-copyright-bill-ready-counterattack.html

[10] Senate will vote next month on Protect IP copyright bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senate-will-vote-next-month-on-protect-ip-copyright-bill.html

[11] Vint Cerf: SOPA means ‘unprecedented censorship’ of the Web: http://www.prisonplanet.com/vint-cerf-sopa-means-unprecedented-censorship-of-the-web.html

[12] Anti-SOPA forces have ISP snooping bill in their crosshairs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/anti-sopa-forces-have-isp-snooping-bill-in-their-crosshairs.html

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