US Lawmakers To Release Draft Anti-Online Piracy Bill
Posted in: Government & Policy at 09/12/2011 16:17
Two key lawmakers are expected to release draft legislation on Thursday that offers an alternative to two controversial bills cracking down on piracy and counterfeiting on foreign websites.
The draft legislation from House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and a similar Senate draft measure from Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are aimed at countering a House bill known as the Stop Online Piracy Act, introduced last month by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas., and a similar bill approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in May known as the Protect IP Act.
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US Lawmakers Release Draft Alternative to Stop Online Piracy Act [IDG]
Two U.S. lawmakers have released an alternative proposal to two controversial bills intended to crack down on online copyright infringement, and they're asking the Internet community to comment on and suggest changes to the draft bill.
Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, and Representative Darrell Issa, a California Republican, released a draft version of the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act Thursday and posted a copy at KeeptheWebOpen.com.