US Representative Lamar Smith

White House “will not support” SOPA as it stands

The Obama administration has responded to a petition against the SOPA and PIPA bills stating: “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.”

US Representative Lamar Smith headlines

  • SOPA: DNS blocking pulled; PIPA needs "more study"

    SOPA author and US Representative Lamar Smith of Texas has removed a controversial component of the bill, which would have required Internet Service Providers to block access to non-US websites accused of copyright and piracy violations.