ITIF Comments on PIPA/SOPA Developments
Amid recent moves by House and Senate leaders and White House statements on DNS filtering provisions in legislation before Congress aimed at cracking down on online piracy, ITIF issued the following statement:
"While we appreciate the desire of Sen. Leahy and Rep. Smith to proceed cautiously, the removal of the DNS filtering provision from Protect IP and SOPA will not satisfy the vast majority of critics who oppose these bills on the basis of mistaken beliefs. Internet crime is a problem that's been with us for a long time, and every measure that has dealt with it has evoked a chorus of criticism, both legitimate and otherwise.
Many of the interests who now tout DMCA as a model of propriety