December 11 – The Hill
By Gautham Nagesh
House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and fellow backers of a new online piracy bill offered in the House as an alternative to the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act have posted the bill's text on the Internet in hopes of soliciting feedback from the public on its provisions.
The website, KeepTheWebOpen.com, features the text of the Online Protect and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act and allows users to suggest and track changes to the bill's language. The site uses the new MADISON platform Issa has proposed as part of his transparency initiative the DATA Act.
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