The plague that is the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA, just won’t go away. It appears that talks will continue to occur beginning in February regarding the details and hopefully either complete dismissal or revision of the proposed act. Coming right from the Judicial House an official, let down:
Washington, D.C. — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today said that he expects the Committee to continue its markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act in February.
Chairman Smith: “To enact legislation that protects consumers, businesses and jobs from foreign thieves who steal America’s intellectual property, we will continue to bring together industry representatives and Members to find ways to combat online piracy.
“Due to the Republican and Democratic retreats taking place over the next two weeks, markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act is expected to resume in February.
“I am committed to continuing to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to send a bipartisan bill to the White House that saves American jobs and protects intellectual property.”
As we know that many companies are pro and many are against the SOPA act. Here at iJailbreak we are strongly opposed to this act which would act as a loss of the freedom the Internet currently has. While this isn’t totally bad news as we know that the White House does not support the SOPA proposition, so we could just see a big fat veto if it ever gets that far, lets hope so.
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