SOPA Comes Under Fire Against Web Companies, Public Interest Groups

SOPA Comes Under Fire Against Web Companies, Public Interest Groups

November 15 – Broadcasting & Cable
By John Eggerton

Concerned that SOPA and PROTECT IP Acts would undercut a safe harbor in the DMCA that protects companies that make good faith efforts to remove infringing content from their sites

Capitol Hill was buzzing Tuesday with public interest groups and Web companies opposed to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which is getting a markup in the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

Public interest groups including Public Knowledge were seeking a seat at the witness table, saying it lacked their perspective.

They also held a press conference with sympathetic legislators to outline their concerns.

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