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 KeepTheWebOpen.com, 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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    Gwiz (profile), 8 Dec 2011 @ 12:07pm

    ...they've put up an entire website, called KeepTheWebOpen.com, which is designed to encourage participation and feedback.

    Is this close to an example of "transparency in government"?

    I've been wondering if that elusive, mystical creature even existed outside of the political rhetoric tossed about around election time.

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