Smith Joins Leahy In Dropping Disputed US Website-Blocking Proposal
Posted in: Government & Policy at 14/01/2012 18:25
Following the lead of his counterpart in the Senate, House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, announced on Friday that he will drop a proposal that Internet service providers block foreign websites that feature pirated content.
The provision is part of Smith's controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, which aims to reduce pirated content and counterfeit products online. But certain parts, including a requirement that ISPs block certain websites, have been met with sharp criticism.
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