The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“Earlier today, the International Intellectual Property Association (IIPA) released a report making the point that IP-based industries contribute greatly to our national economy.
“Because the industries are doing so well, we believe their Draconian public-policy agenda is unnecessary. Private-sector spying on everyone’s Internet content through deep-packet inspection and kicking someone off of their Internet connection merely on the accusation of copyright violations, as the industry wants, are not needed.”
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