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Issa introduces SOPA alternative in the House

Grant Gross | Jan. 20, 2012
Lawmakers opposing the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act have introduced alternative legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

SOPA would allow the U.S. government and copyright holders to "filter the Internet," while the OPEN Act represents a compromise that will crack down on piracy, Langevin said in a statement.

"Instead of trying to mitigate security, economic, and Internet freedom concerns with broad, over-reaching technical solutions, I support proposals like this one that seek a middle ground for curbing online piracy while protecting American jobs and innovative technologies that have allowed us to remain the world leader online," he added.

The Consumer Electronics Association, a vocal opponent of SOPA, applauded Issa and the other sponsors for introducing the OPEN Act.



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