SOPA: Statement by Senator John Cornyn
Senator John Cornyn (R) of Texas via his Facebook page:
SOPA: better to get this done right rather than fast and wrong. Stealing content is theft, plain and simple, but concerns about unintended damage to the internet and innovation in the tech sector require a more thoughtful balance, which will take more time.
Post Written by Olive Dove
The Internet community is really serious about protesting Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the Internet piracy bill that is being considered by the U.S. Congress.
If the Congress passes the bill, its impacts would ripple across the world. Most importantly, it would set a precedent on unnecessary interference in Internet freedom via an all-encompassing law. Many countries refer to the U.S. anti-terrorism legislation when they draft their own bill. We may expect other countries to refer to SOPA when they introduce Internet piracy law. If SOPA causes fears and panics in the U.S. that practices relatively good rule of law, SOPA equivalents in less democratic countries could create unthinkable consequences and possible persecution.
Just notice how Google protests without going blackout like Wikipedia.
Here’s the bill’s full text: http://is.gd/QRwQRd
Picture: My own screenshot.