Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Nov 2011 21:34 UTC
Legal The Business Software Alliance is starting to backpedal from SOPA. "Valid and important questions have been raised about the bill. It is intended to get at the worst of the worst offenders. As it now stands, however, it could sweep in more than just truly egregious actors. To fix this problem, definitions of who can be the subject of legal actions and what remedies are imposed must be tightened and narrowed. Due process, free speech, and privacy are rights cannot be compromised. And the security of networks and communications is indispensable to a thriving Internet economy. Some observers have raised reasonable questions about whether certain SOPA provisions might have unintended consequences in these areas. BSA has long stood against filtering or monitoring the Internet. All of these concerns should be duly considered and addressed." Is the public outrage working?
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by bowkota on Mon 21st Nov 2011 23:05 UTC
BSA will do a new SOPA
by jakubsafar.cz on Mon 21st Nov 2011 23:09 UTC
jakubsafar.cz
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2007-09-21

BSA is interested in control and profit. Definitions might be tightened in order to let updated SOPA pass. Short kills which they wanted will just change into a slow strangling. Outcome is the same. Anyone interested in innovation and privacy would try to change current patent and copyright laws first. This is not the case. Keeping current status quo and giving more power to corporations is the only thing they are after.

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zimbatm
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2005-08-22

I don't know why, but I feel a bit skeptic about that.

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Comment by ballmerlikesgoogle
by ballmerlikesgoogle on Tue 22nd Nov 2011 18:22 UTC
ballmerlikesgoogle
Member since:
2009-10-23

What?

"Due process, free speech, and privacy are rights cannot be compromised."

Sounds like the BSA is trying to live in both worlds, trying not to offend the general public, while at the same time trying to keep the pro-SOPA crowd happy...

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