Google: SOPA is pro-Internet censorship, stymies cybersecurity



Google: SOPA is pro-Internet censorship, stymies cybersecurity.

[newsimage][/newsimage]On Wednesday morning, the House Judiciary Committee met to discuss bill H.R. 3261, better known as Rep. Lamar Smith's Stop Online Piracy Act. Introduced late last month, SOPA has garnered praise and criticism from all corners of the Internet. The Motion Picture Association of America and other trade organizations have urged Congress to approve the proposal, while cyber rights activists and companies voiced their concern for the act's other implications. Just one SOPA opponent was invited to speak at the Congressional hearing. Katherine Oyama, Copyright Counsel for Google, warned that the bill is tantamount to censorship.

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