jerseycajun (jerseycajun) wrote in talk_politics,

SOPA dead. For now.

“It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.” - Lamar Smith (R-TX), sponsor of SOPA.

I'm glad to hear this, obviously as are most of us here who have been posting on, and discussing this over the last few weeks. But the end of the article raises the specter that it won't be too long before they come out with a replacement bill, and while I never put it past Congress' ability to repeatedly manhandle laws that require a more deft touch, it at least affords us the opportunity to discuss what people here think such a law tackling the same issues should look like, and how it should operate. Better yet, let us ask the question of what it is about the current law that is lacking, and the technical issues at play with the internet that you think makes the current law insufficient, if you think it is at all.
Tags: congress, internet, legislation
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