Obama’s Choice, Hollywood or Silicon Valley on Internet Piracy?
Both Hollywood and the high-technology industry have provided strong support for President Barack Obama, including major campaign contributions. So it will likely be very difficult for him to choose a position on the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) if it makes it through Congress, The Hill reports.
The two sides have opposing views on the legislation. Hollywood supports the bill; Silicon Valley opposes it. Obama hasn’t taken a stance yet.
SOPA gives the Justice Department and copyright holders the authority to require search engines, Internet providers, and payment processors to cut off access to sites “dedicated” to copyright violations. The legislation is designed to thwart foreign websites that provide illegal copies of movies, music, and television shows.
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