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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.”

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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.

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