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The most controversial provision of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has now been pulled from both the House and Senate versions of the bill. The provision in question would have required internet service providers to block the domain names of overseas websites accused of hosting content that was in violation of copyright, even in the absence of any proof. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced on Friday that “after consultation with industry groups across the country,” he would remove the provision from the legislation pending further study. This came a day after Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said he would do the same for the Senate version, the Protect IP Act.
It is not clear, however, how far the modification of the bills will go towards satisfying their most severe critics. “These bills need to be killed altogether,” the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s intellectual property director, Corynne McSherry, told c|net. “Our view all along has been they are not fixable.”
Originally posted by FTD Brat
reply to post by baddmove
My question is this:
While the requirement for blocking foreign sites has been dropped, that doesn't mean the bill won't require the blocking of domestic sites.
Provided that was allowed for in the first place.