Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Nov 2011 23:20 UTC
Legal The saga surrounding SOPA will be dominating the headlines for a while yet, and today is no different. First of all, and most importantly, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution against SOPA, while also calling for net neutrality to become part of EU law. Second, and this is also interesting, we now have a list of software companies which are against freedom of speech on the web. Unsurprisingly, Apple and Microsoft are on this list. Update: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken out against SOPA. Update II: Tumbler's anti-SOPA message on their website generated almost 90000 (!) phone calls to representatives. Amazing.
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RE[3]: Pelosi...seriously??
by earksiinni on Fri 18th Nov 2011 07:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pelosi...seriously??"
earksiinni
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You say that at least slightly in jest, but trust me, as soon as I saw Pelosi's approval of the bill, it gave me pause to think twice. But then, I saw Ron Paul's approval.

Ron Paul's positions aren't popular with a lot of people, but I think everyone agrees that he's the most principled and consistent national politician in the U.S. (in a tie with Bernie Sanders, but he gets no press since he is *literally* a socialist--true story, world, there is an actual socialist in the US Congress). And if the issue is civil liberties, especially privacy, you can bet that Paul's approval is a reliable guarantee of quality. So for him to be in the same boat as Pelosi is...odd, to say the least.

The Ars article's headline captures it well: "Strange Bedfellows".

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