Over the weekend, President Obama's administration said that legislation addressing online piracy is needed this year—but it will not support any bill, including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the global internet.
Answering thousands of Americans who signed petitions asking the President to protect the open and innovative internet, the administration laid out what they will—and will not—accept when it comes to addressing online piracy.
Folks spoke out on this issue—and President Obama listened.
Online piracy hurts our economy, threatens middle-class jobs, and undermines the work of some of our most creative companies and entrepreneurs. The right solution will provide new tools in this fight while adhering to the basic principles that have inspired the internet age.
Say you stand with the President for a free and open internet.