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Submission + - House Panel To Move Forward On Piracy Bill ( 1

itwbennett writes: "The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a debate and vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) for later this week. Representative Lamar Smith, the committee chairman and main sponsor of the bill, will offer an amendment that is meant to address some concerns with the bill. Smith's proposed amendment would clarify that the bill applies only to foreign websites, not U.S. sites, accused of aiding copyright infringement. The amendment takes away language requiring Internet service providers, search engines and other services to redirect Web users who try to access a foreign site accused of infringing copyright."
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House Panel To Move Forward On Piracy Bill

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  • Fuck this bill. Kill it anyway. I do not want to see the US go down this route. The language about lack of due process still exists and it still gives private entities too much power.

To do two things at once is to do neither. -- Publilius Syrus