14 Jan '12, 5pm

WhiteHouse Issues 1st Statement On SOPA & PIPA: “We Will Not Support Legislation That Reduces Free..

WhiteHouse Issues 1st Statement On SOPA & PIPA: “We Will Not Support Legislation That Reduces Free..

“Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small. Across the globe, the openness of the Internet is increasingly central to innovation in business, government, and society and it must be protected. To minimize this risk, new legislation must be narrowly targeted only at sites beyond the reach of current U.S. law, cover activity clearly prohibited under existing U.S. laws, and be effectively tailored, with strong due process and focused on criminal activity. Any provision covering Internet intermediaries such as online advertising networks, payment processors, or search engines must be transparent and designed to prevent overly broad private rights of action that could encourage unjustified litigation that could discourage startup businesses and i...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2012/01/14/whitehouse-issues-1s...

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