Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2011 19:15 UTC
Internet & Networking "Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other international leaders urged countries and private businesses on Thursday to fight increasing efforts to restrict access to the Internet by repressive governments and even some democratic ones. Opening a two-day conference on digital freedom here sponsored by Google and the Dutch government, Mrs. Clinton warned that restrictions on the Internet threatened not only basic freedoms and human rights, but also international commerce and the free flow of information that increasingly makes it possible." Uhm, Mrs. Clinton... SOPA...?
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SOPA?
by AdamW on Fri 9th Dec 2011 20:07 UTC
AdamW
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Uhm, Mrs. Clinton... SOPA...?"

You mean, that piece of legislation which has been proposed in the House of Representatives? Part of the *legislative* branch? Over which the *executive* branch - of which Ms. Clinton is a part - has no control?

It is a good idea to get a vague grasp of how U.S. politics works before you start wading in with opinions.

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RE: SOPA?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 9th Dec 2011 20:52 in reply to "SOPA?"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

True... to an extent. The House is also governed by the opposing party.

But the point still sticks. She's advising the governments of other countries on what to do. It wouldn't hurt if she also advocated it to a part of her own government. Of course, the House cares as much for her opinion as they care for a sharp stick in their eyes.

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RE: SOPA?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2011 21:51 in reply to "SOPA?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It is a good idea to get a vague grasp of how U.S. politics works before you start wading in with opinions.


Has the Obama administration opposed SOPA?

No?

Case closed.

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RE[2]: SOPA?
by Zifre on Sat 10th Dec 2011 02:02 in reply to "RE: SOPA?"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Has the Obama administration opposed SOPA?

No?

Case closed.

Is Clinton Obama?

No?

I'm not sure exactly how Clinton feels about SOPA. However there is a petition on Demand Progress regarding this:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/thank_clinton

So maybe there is some disagreement among the administration.

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RE: SOPA?
by Soulbender on Sat 10th Dec 2011 03:49 in reply to "SOPA?"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Mrs Clinton has no control over the legislation in any other country yet she feel like she should make her opinion heard. Is she doing the same about SOPA? No? Then your point is invalid.

Edited 2011-12-10 03:51 UTC

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