Microsoft Indirectly Supports “Stop Online Piracy Act”

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Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a new bill that is going to be passed in USA government that will reduce online piracy. Even though it sounds good many web 2.0 companies like Facebook, Google, etc are opposing the bill to safeguard themselves from content owners. They even posted a full page ad on The New York  Times about their opposition to SOPA. But what about technology companies like Microsoft, Apple ??  They are indirectly supporting SOPA through their Business Software Alliance.

In a news release from October, BSA wrote:

The Business Software Alliance today commended House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) for introducing the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (H.R. 3261) to curb the growing rash of software piracy and other forms of intellectual property theft that are being perpetrated by illicit websites.

Given the current situations, I guess the bill will be passed unless BSA weighs in their support against SOPA.

Source: TNW via: The Venture Beat

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  • Anonymous

    We’re all borked. Best thing to happen would be massive international fall-out, fueling the hatred of US. Might go a long way towards getting people in line with the more important message – that we need to stop the US once and for all, not fight over table scraps like these pathetic laws.

  • Ncaissie

    Stop SOPA!