Details On SOPA/PIPA Alternative Released... With Open Requests For Feedback

from the check-it-out dept

As expected, the effort by Senator Wyden and Rep. Issa to put together an alternative to SOPA/PIPA has now been released. And while we can dig into the specifics in a bit, what may be most interesting is how they've released the text. Unlike the standard "here's a pdf if you can find it," they've put up an entire website, called, which is designed to encourage participation and feedback. Compare that to the backroom dealings behind PIPA and SOPA, where the industry folks helped craft the bill with no input whatsoever from those it would impact most. If only all bills were released this way...

Filed Under: copyright, internet, open, pipa, protect ip, sopa, trade

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Dec 2011 @ 9:35pm

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    I submit that corporations are not afraid of free distribution by those who create their own, original works, and not those who try and ride the coat tails of those works in which copyright is held by another.

    People and companies make investments of time and money to create digital products (content and utilitarian) in the hope that the products will find favor in the marketplace. They do not make these investments on behalf of others, and for those others to simply ignore the law and do as they please to compete using the works of investors is the heighth or arrogance and pure laziness.

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