The following statement is attributed to
Sherwin Siy, deputy legal director for Public Knowledge:
“We were disappointed to learn the Chairman
Smith said he would resume Judiciary Committee consideration of the Stop Online
Piracy Act (SOPA) in February.
“It would be better for the Committee to
take some time and arrive at a consensus approach to resolving the issues in
SOPA that have resulted in nation-wide protests, rather than to force through a
bill on which there is widespread disagreement.
“While we eagerly await a new version of
the bill, it is clear that simply tinkering around the edges will not make this
Note: Chairman Smith’s announcement is here.
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