Public Knowledge Urges Further Consideration For Intellectual Property Legislation

 The following statement is attributed to Sherwin Siy, deputy legal director for Public Knowledge:

 “We were disappointed to learn the Chairman Smith said he would resume Judiciary Committee consideration of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in February.

 “It would be better for the Committee to take some time and arrive at a consensus approach to resolving the issues in SOPA that have resulted in nation-wide protests, rather than to force through a bill on which there is widespread disagreement.

 “While we eagerly await a new version of the bill, it is clear that simply tinkering around the edges will not make this legislation acceptable.”

 Note: Chairman Smith's announcement is here.


Public Knowledge is a Washington D.C.- based public interest group working to defend consumer rights in the emerging digital culture.  More information is available at 


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