SOPA loses backing of tech giants amid policy concerns

Leeky

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After initially backing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Business Software Alliance (BSA), which counts the likes of Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, Intel, Dell, Symantec and 23 other tech companies among…

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DeliciousPie

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When business giants are standing up for the average person's rights *against* the government, then something is very, very wrong.
 
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When business giants are standing up for the average person's rights *against* the government, then something is very, very wrong.
No... In this case they are interested in their own liability and profits. SOPA is an utterly reckless and stupid piece of legislation - that's why BSA are kicking up a stink. It would make those companies liable for any kind of pirated material to which their sites, services or software directed users. That's why they oppose it, as do Google, Yahoo, Facebook and the FSF among others.
 

TJGeezer

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"Columbia University recently published the results of its Google-funded poll, finding that most American users want to see sites guilty of copyright infringement blocked."

True - until they changed the question's wording to show the results for net users, based on the bill's wording. Then the response flipped over to opposition, according to the original TS story. Did that little bit of balancing info get overlooked or "cut from the bottom," as editors say? I thought I'd accidentally tuned in Fox News for a moment there.