Late this afternoon, Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, proposed an amendment to H.R. 3261, The “Stop Online Piracy Act”, or SOPA. The proposed amendment is here.
The following statement is attributed to Sherwin Siy, deputy legal director of Public Knowledge:
“While the manager’s amendment proposes changes and even some improvements to the original language of SOPA, there are still significant problems with the approach. The amendment continues to encourage DNS blocking and filtering, which should be concerning for internet security experts and human rights activists alike.
“Public Knowledge would rather see a narrower approach to solving piracy online similar to that put forward by Senator Wyden, Representative Issa, and their colleagues.”