5:48 PM, January 9th, 2012
The Internet is one of the most magnificent expressions of freedom and free enterprise in history. It should stay that way. While H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, attempts to address a legitimate problem, I believe it creates the precedent and possibility for undue regulation, censorship and legal abuse. I do not support H.R. 3261 in its current form and will oppose the legislation should it come before the full House.
Rep. Paul Ryan has issued this official statement against SOPA today, thanks in part to a campaign led on Reddit called Operation Pull Ryan, which supported Ryan’s Democratic opponent Rob Zerban. (via CNET)
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