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Rep. Lofgren: Copyright bill is the ‘end of the Internet’
Posted By admin On October 30, 2011 @ 3:43 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
October 30, 2011
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, the California Democrat whose district includes the heart of Silicon Valley, is preparing to lead congressional opposition to the new Stop Online Piracy Act.
The antipiracy legislation , introduced yesterday in the House of Representatives to the applause of lobbyists for Hollywood and other large content holders, is designed to make allegedly copyright-infringing Web sites, sometimes called “rogue” Web sites, virtually disappear from the Internet.
“I’m still reviewing the legislation, but from what I’ve already read, this would mean the end of the Internet as we know it,” Lofgren told CNET.
Lofgren, whose congressional district includes the high-tech center of San Jose, will be a key ally for Google, Yahoo, and other tech companies who are already working with advocacy groups through trade associations to figure out how to defeat SOPA (PDF), also known as the E-Parasite Act.
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URLs in this post:
 CNET: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20126590-281/rep-lofgren-copyright-bill-is-the-end-of-the-internet/
 antipiracy legislation: http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20126165-281
 Critics of SOPA copyright bill ready counterattack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/critics-of-sopa-copyright-bill-ready-counterattack.html
 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
 New version of SOPA copyright bill, old complaints: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-version-of-sopa-copyright-bill-old-complaints.html
 GoDaddy bows to boycott, now ‘opposes’ SOPA copyright bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/godaddy-bows-to-boycott-now-opposes-sopa-copyright-bill.html
 ‘Draconian’ digital bill can cut off Internet in fight for copyright: http://www.prisonplanet.com/draconian-digital-bill-can-cut-off-internet-in-fight-for-copyright.html
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